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50 new scholarships in Stephen Sutton's name

Fifty new scholarships will be created at Coventry University in Stephen Sutton's name to train people in how to treat teenagers with cancer.

More than £1million of the £5million Stephen raised for the Teenage Cancer Trust is being spent on the scheme at Coventry University.

Stephen Sutton always hoped he would go to University to study medicine and before he was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer, Stephen had interviews at Cambridge and Leicester.

Maria Cable from Coventry University said the postgraduate courses would be up and running from next year.

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Stephen Sutton's mother collects honorary degree

Charity fundraiser Stephen Sutton has been awarded a posthumous honorary degree from Coventry University.

Jane Sutton collects scroll from Coventry University Credit: ITV News Central

The 19-year-old from Burntwood in Staffordshire, who died in May, received an MBE from the Queen last week for his fundraising efforts. Some of the money he raised is being spent on new scholarship programme at the university to train people in treating teenage cancer patients.

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Teenage Cancer Trust sets out plans for donations

Through the selfless fundraising of teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton, the Teenage Cancer Trust will be able to invest:

  • £2.9 million for the improvement of units across seven cities in England and Scotland
  • £1.2 million on training cancer nurses and support staff
  • £500,000 in digital information services for young cancer patients
  • £200,000 for the Find Your Sense of Tumour event where youngsters with cancer can get together
  • Plus 50 Stephen Sutton scholarships for a postgraduate certificate in teenage and young adult cancer care at Coventry University
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Mother of cancer victim: We will never forget Stephen

The mother teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton, who raised £5 million for charity, has said that "his positivity will live on" through his campaign:

My son Stephen was courageous and inspirational. His selfless fundraising and positive attitude touched people across the world and the huge outpouring of love and support he received in return was humbling ...

This money will make a significant difference to other young people with cancer and that would have made Stephen very happy.

Stephen showed us how incredibly powerful even very small positive acts can be when lots of people get involved. I'm immensely proud of everything he achieved. We will never forget Stephen, and his positivity will live on through Stephen's Story for Teenage Cancer Trust.

– jane sutton
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Teenage cancer patient raises £5 million for charity

A teenager who died of bowel cancer has left an astonishing legacy after his campaign raised £5 million for charity.

After being diagnosed with the disease aged 15, Stephen Sutton devoted the rest of his life to raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Stephen's fundraising page on Just Giving Credit: Just Giving

Stephen aimed to raise £10,000 for the charity as part of his 46-item bucket list, but donations flooded in as his positive attitude won the hearts of people around the world.

The charity says that between Stephen's fundraising page and other donations he inspired, it will be able to "be more ambitious" than it ever expected.

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PM praises Stephen Sutton: He was 'absolutely inspiring'

David Cameron has paid tribute to teenage cancer victim Stephen Sutton, who launched a fighting fund topping £4 million on the day he died just weeks ago.

David Cameron has praised the brave actions of teenage cancer victim Stephen Sutton. Credit: ITV

"Stephen was an absolutely inspiring individual and his zest for life even as he was suffering from a very difficult and progressive cancer was completely extraordinary and very inspiring," said Mr Cameron during Prime Minister's Questions.

The 19-year-old's bravery in the face of terminal cancer touched people across the world, leading to him to be honoured with an MBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours.

Read: Stephen Sutton among Queen's Birthday Honours

"He raised a huge amount of money for teenage cancer services and raised it from right around the world as well as the UK.

"I think it's right that our honours system does properly reward people that give to charity that give of their time from the very bottom to the very top," added Mr Cameron.

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