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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 single featuring Stephen Sutton to be released

A group of musicians are releasing a charity single in tribute to teenage cancer campaigner Stephen Sutton.

The song, entitled Hope Ain't A Bad Thing, features a speech from Stephen that he had intended to use on his own charity record, while he can also be heard playing the tambourine.

It has been cut at a Staffordshire studio where Stephen himself performed as a drummer in his band Nothing Personal.

Stephen Sutton's funeral was held at Lichfield Cathedral. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

The project came about after a huge response to an advert on Facebook back in April, when Stephen's inspirational battle first came to national attention.

Mike Wood, who plays bass on the track, said the response was so "overwhelming" that he had to turn down a number of musicians.

The song will be available for digital download on iTunes and Amazon from Monday.

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