Christmas tree lights up in memory of Stephen Sutton

Burntwood's tree for Stephen Sutton who passed away in May 2014 Credit: ITV Central

A memorial tree launched last year to remember teenager Stephen Sutton, has been lit up for the second year running.

The Christmas tree, that is situated outside Burntwood Library, has been decorated with hundreds of iconic yellow bows and thumbs and is helping to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Yellow ribbons became a symbol of Stephen's courage and positive nature, as the 19-year-old battled bowel cancer whilst completing his own bucket list of challenges before his death in May last year.

Last year, when Stephen's mother switched on the lights for the first time, yobs vandalised the tree by ripping off the ribbons and smashing the lights.

To date, Stephen has raised nearly £5 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust, after initially giving himself a target of just £10,000.

Let's not forget the colour yellow and its association with warmth and happiness. That's how Stephen would want to be remembered - Jane Sutton, Stephen's mother Credit: Joanne Jarvis

Burntwood, Stephen's home town, have lit up the tree yellow to remember their local hero.