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Charity reveals Stephen Sutton's £5m legacy

Teenager Stephen Sutton, who died of bowel cancer, has left an astonishing legacy after his campaign raised £5 million for charity.

After being diagnosed with the disease aged 15, Stephen Sutton devoted the rest of his life to raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. His campaign total rocketed after he posted an emotional blog post giving his followers 'a final thumbs up'.

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Vigil for Stephen Sutton ahead of cathedral funeral

Mourners and well-wishers planning to head to Lichfield today to pay their respects to inspirational teenage cancer patient Stephen Sutton tomorrow have been asked by his mother to wear bright colours.

She said the 19-year-old had always wanted to "put the fun in funeral".

His coffin will leave his home in Burntwood at 6pm by horse-drawn carriage.

Stephen Sutton has raised millions of pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust Credit: Stephen's Story

It will head to Lichfield via The Bowling Green, passing along The Friary, Swan Road and Bird Street. He will be taken into Lichfield Cathedral at 7pm, and the building will be open until midnight for people to pay their respects.

It will then reopen at 7am tomorrow, before a public farewell ceremony at 3pm.

He will then leave the cathedral at 3.45pm for a private family funeral.

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