Donations in Stephen Sutton's name exceed £3.5 million

Stephen Sutton's fundraising page for the Teenage Cancer Trust has now reached more than £3.5 million in donations following his death yesterday.

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School's wall of remembrance honours Stephen Sutton

Teachers and pupils at Stephen Sutton's former school have paid tribute to the cancer patient, who died this morning aged 19.

One person uses a smiley face to say, 'He makes our school a better place'. Credit: ITV News/Rupert Evelyn
The wall of remembrance at Chase Terrace Technology College. Credit: ITV News/Rupert Evelyn
'After hearing your story I have changed the way I think of life and how I should use my time' another writes. Credit: ITV News/Rupert Evelyn
Teen cancer patient Stephen Sutton's story has inspired many. Credit: ITV News/Rupert Evelyn


Headteacher: 'Stephen leaves an amazing legacy'

Stephen Sutton's former headteacher has paid tribute to the teenager, who he described as "the most exceptional person I have ever known".

Stephen developed a deep understanding of what's important in life. We will miss him enormously but he leaves an amazing legacy and we believe that it is fitting for us to focus our attention on celebrating his life. Stephen is the most exceptional person I have ever known.


Manford: Sutton was 'most inspiring person I've met'

Comedian Jason Manford, who helped to Stephen Sutton with his fundraising for a cancer charity, said the teenager was "the most inspiring person I've ever met".

Jason Manford (top, centre) with cancer patient Stephen Sutton (bottom, centre). Credit: PA

He said: "Stephen Sutton was the most inspiring person I've ever met and touched more lives than he will ever know.

"He was an incredibly positive young man and a credit to his family, to Burntwood and to humanity itself. The reason we took to him so passionately was because he was better than us, he did something that none of us could even imagine doing.

"In his darkest hour he selflessly dedicated his final moments to raising millions of pounds for teenagers with cancer.

"Some of Stephen's words will stay with me and others forever and they are words to live by - 'life isn't measured in time, it's measured in achievements'.

"If that's true, Stephen, then you had a fulfilling life full of special moments and you will live long in the memory of thousands, if not millions, of people."


Yellow ribbons tied around Sutton's former school

Yellow ribbons in support of cancer patient Stephen Sutton, who died this morning aged 19, have been tied on the gates of his former school.

Yellow ribbons have been tied around Burntwood in support of Stephen Sutton. Credit: ITV News Central

Ribbons have been tied around Chase Terrace Technology College and other parts of Staffordshire.

Stephen's former school showed its support. Credit: ITV News Central

Stephen's mother announced his death on his Facebook page, where she said her "heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son".

Stephen Sutton has raised over £3.2m for cancer charity

Stephen Sutton, who died this morning aged 19, has raised over £3.2 million for charity Teenage Cancer Trust.

Stephen Sutton has raised over £3.2 million. Credit: JustGiving

The charity said they were "humbled and hugely grateful for what Stephen achieved and continues to achieve for us".

He had originally set out to raise £1 million for the charity.

Charity 'hugely grateful' for Sutton's achievements

Teenage Cancer Trust, the charity Stephen Sutton was raising funds for, have paid tribute to the 19-year-old who died this morning.

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