Vigil organised ahead of Stephen Sutton's funeral

Stephen Sutton has raised almost £4 million for charity Credit: Stephen's Story

A vigil is being held for Stephen Sutton - the terminally ill cancer patient from Staffordshire - who died in hospital last week.

The vigil will be held at Lichfield Cathedral on Thursday 29 and Friday 30 May.

Stephen died last week in hospital Credit: Stephen's Story

Stephen's body will lie in a place of honour in the cathedral ahead of his private family funeral on Friday 30 May.

The cathedral will be open for people to pay their respects from 7:00pm until midnight on Thursday 29 and from 7:00am until 3:00pm on Friday 30.

Stephen's body will then be taken to a private funeral for family and close friends.

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