Friends of Stephen Sutton spread happiness to Swansea

Terminally ill Stephen Sutton has raised over £3 million for charity Credit: Stephen's story

A Swansea-based friend of Stephen Sutton - the terminally ill teenager who has inspired the nation to raise £3 million for charity - is continuing his personal mission to spread happiness.

More than 300 friends will be handing out free hugs, high fives and handshakes for 'National Good Gestures Day' in ten locations across the UK - including Swansea - an idea Stephen first conceived last year.

Alistair Fisher, 19, who went to school with Stephen in Staffordshire, is leading Good Gestures Day in Swansea.

It will be held at the Quadrant Shopping Centre from 11am to 3pm.

Stephen, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 15, held the first Good Gestures Day with Fixers in Birmingham in November 2013 and made a film about it.

"I've known Stephen since our school days together, said Alistair, a mechanical and manufacturing engineering student at Swansea University.

"He's one of the smartest people I've ever met and always puts others before himself.

"Since he has been diagnosed he has been even more brilliant, especially with recent events and everything he has been doing, raising £3 million.

"Anything I can do to help is a privilege. I think we owe it to him to make this day a success and ensure his message leaves a lasting legacy."