Another thumbs up for Stephen as teen campaigner gets Pride of Britain award

Stephen Sutton's thumbs up was copied all over the world. Credit: PA

Teenage cancer campaigner Stephen Sutton will be honoured for his fundraising work with a Pride of Britain award.

It will be the first time in the 16-year history of Pride of Britain that someone has received an award posthumously.

He has already been given an MBE for his tireless campaigning, which saw him raise £5m for charity.

A charity single released after his death in May helped raise even more money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Read: Stephen's charity single urges people to 'help others'

Stephen's "thumbs up" gesture from his hospital bed also became an iconic image as it was shared and copied countless times on social media.

The 19-year-old's award will be presented to his mother Jane by supporters of the Teenage Cancer Trust, including the frontman of The Who, Roger Daltrey and comedian Jason Manford.

Jane Sutton alongside Jason Manford at Stephen's memorial service. Credit: Joe Giddens/PA Wire

Manford was delighted at the award, saying: "I can't think of two things - a person and an award - more fitting. He was an amazing lad and a credit to humanity. He is the Pride of Britain."

Mum Jane said her son would have been proud to get the award.