Manford joins crowd in 'thumbs up' tribute to Stephen

Comedian Jason Manford has joined a crowd of thousands in paying tribute to fundraiser Stephen Sutton at a special memorial service which marked the end of a two day vigil.

Jason Manford, who befriended Stephen during his fundraising effort, joined mourners in giving a thumbs up salute after the service. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
The crowd of mourners saluted the teenager's funeral cortege as it departed Lichfield Cathedral. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire
Stephen Sutton's mother Jane and brother Chris released 19 balloons in his honour at the end of the vigil. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

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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.