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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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Dean of Lichfield: Stephen's vigil 'bittersweet occasion'

Stephen Sutton's funeral is "a bittersweet occasion" filled with the positivity the 19-year-old exuded but mixed with the grief of his family and friends, the Dean of Lichfield told Good Morning Britain.

The Dean, who lead yesterday's vigil in the cancer fundraiser's memory, said the size of the service was "very unusual".

"It's been a huge harmony; the top notes of course celebration and thankfulness. But underneath all that is our personal sadness at Stephen's death and obviously we share his family's grief. So it is a bittersweet occasion."

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