Terminal cancer teen's charity pledge to emulate Stephen Sutton

Dylan Knox has battled cancer since he was 12. Credit: Facebook/Dylan Knox

A brave 18-year-old hopes to follow in the footsteps of Stephen Sutton and raise as much as he can for charity after being told his illness is terminal.

Dylan Knox has spent six years battling Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, but medics have told him and his family nothing more can be done.

The selfless teen has now set up 'Team Dylan' in support of the Teenage Cancer Trust who he credits with being a "huge help" in his life the past few years.

He said: "Team Dylan came about after discovering that my cancer was incurable.

"I am determined to enjoy life and at the same time raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, who have been a huge support to me and my family."

Dylan's first challenge will be on September 27 when he has invited people to take part in a mass Ice Bucket Challenge or North Sea Dip for charity.

His friend Tony, who has helped organise the event, has asked anyone who "bakes cakes, makes elephants from balloons or has donkeys kids can ride" to come down.

And as the event is taking place on Seaburn Beach, near Sunderland, which is not too far from where X Factor judge Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is from, he requested the singer herself put in an appearance.

Dylan, from Houghton, Sunderland, says he hopes other fundraising events will follow and said: "I'm sure I'll have lots more crazy ideas in store to watch this space."

Dylan hopes X Factor judge Cheryl might take part in his Ice Bucket Challenge event. Credit: Suzan/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Fellow cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton died in May at the age of 19 after a four year battle with the disease.

Prior to his death he completed a Bucket List of activities including skydiving, crowd surfing and playing the drums in front of 90,000 people before a Champions League Final at Wembley Stadium.

He has now raised more than £5 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Stephen Sutton captured the hearts of millions before he died and has now raised £5 million for charity. Credit: PA

To support Team Dylan visit his donation page here