Two year anniversary of Stephen Sutton's death

Today (May 14) marks two years on since the death of Stephen Sutton MBE from Burntwood in Staffordshire, who died from bowel cancer aged 19.

Stephen inspired hundreds of thousands of people across the world with his positive attitude and ‘bucket list’ of things he wanted to achieve in the time he had left.

He also fundraised £5.5 million for charity the Teenage Cancer Trust.

The charity said the money Stephen raised will contribute to 16 Teenage Cancer Trust specialist units in NHS hospitals across 12 cities, doubling the number of units to benefit originally announced in 2014.

Jane and Stephen Sutton Credit: Teenage Cancer Trust

His mother, Jane Sutton, has become an official Ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust. Jane has taken on a range of challenges, including running the Virgin Money London Marathon and jumping out of a plane for the record-breaking Skydive for Stephen.

Jane has also taken part in numerous local fundraising events in the West Midlands and kept Stephen’s Story supporters regularly updated on Stephen’s Story Facebook page.

Jane said:

Yellow ribbons in Burntwod to remember Stephen Credit: Teenage Cancer Trust

Kate Collins, Director of Fundraising & Marketing at Teenage Cancer Trust, said: