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Thousands give 'thumbs up' for fundraiser Stephen Sutton

Thousands of people have posed with their 'thumbs up' in memory of Stephen Sutton, who raised over £4 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust. A vigil for the teenager is being held at Lichfield Cathedral.

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Charity boss: Stephen Sutton fund 'hugely welcome'

The chief executive of the Teenage Cancer Trust has said the money raised by Stephen Sutton's fundraising campaign was hugely welcome but it was difficult to over-state the importance of his work in raising awareness about the disease in young people.

A photo of Stephen in Lichfield Cathedral. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Siobhan Dunn said: "I think what's really important is Stephen will never be forgotten because he, like every young person who is diagnosed with cancer, lives on in the work that we do, and they're a very important part of our work."

She added: "I think it's really important there's a public celebration of Stephen's life, and I think that's exactly what he would have wanted.

"He was looking for us to put the fun into his funeral so hopefully we're going to do that."

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