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Stephen Sutton among Queen's Birthday Honours

Teenage cancer hero Stephen Sutton, who raised £4 million for charity, is among those to be honoured with an MBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours - just weeks after losing his fight against the disease.

The 19-year-old accepted the honour before his death on 14th May.

Stephen Sutton has been named among the Queen's Birthday Honours. Credit: PA

His mother said she was "truly delighted and immensely proud" that he had been recognised in the Honours list.

She said: "Shortly before Stephen passed away on the 14th May he received a letter from the Cabinet Office asking if he was agreeable to accepting an MBE in recognition of his fundraising and services to the Teenage Cancer Trust.

"He thought it was an incredible honour to have been nominated and it definitely got the 'thumbs up'."

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Wing walker's emotional tribute to Stephen Sutton

Ninety-four-year-old dare-devil pensioner Tom Lackey from Solihull is gearing up for his 30th wing walk from Land's End to the Scilly Isles, in the name of teenage cancer sufferer Stephen Sutton.

The 19-year-old from Burntwood in Staffordshire lost his battle with the illness this week.

Mr Lackey is dedicating his latest stunt, scheduled for this Thursday, to Stephen. He told ITV News Central:

"He's done so much good and raised all this money and he would have done a wing walk. He always put his thumbs up in the air so when I do this one from Lands End to the Isles of Scilly I think I will put my thumbs up for him and imagine that he's with me."


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94-year-old wing walker flies high for Stephen Sutton

Tom Lackey in a previous wing-walk in 2012 Credit: ITV News Central

A 94-year-old man from Solihull is taking part in a wing-walk in memory of Stephen Sutton.

Over the years Tom Lackey has done a number of high-flying plane stunts, but he says he's been inspired to do one more by Stephen's story.

Despite not being able to walk unaided - Mr Lackey's next wing walk will be his 30th Credit: ITV News Central

The 19-year-old from Burntwood in Staffordshire lost his battle with bowel cancer this week.

His Just Giving page has now raised nearly £3,900,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Stephen Sutton's legacy lives on as his fundraising total reaches nearly £3.9 million Credit: Just Giving

On Thursday the dare-devil pensioner will carry out his 30th wing walk, travelling from Lands End to the Isles of Scilly strapped to the top of a plane.

94-year-old Tom Lackey will have his thumbs up for Stephen throughout the high-flying stunt

Speaking at his home, the 94-year-old paid an emotional tribute to Stephen, saying he would have his thumbs up in the air for the teenager while carrying out the stunt, imagining the 19-year-old's up there with him.

Stephen Sutton 'did so much in so little time'

A friend of "inspirational" teenager Stephen Sutton has told Good Morning Britain "what a great guy" the cancer sufferer was.

Film maker Greg Richters filmed Stephen as part of a documentary on the teenagers' life after he received his terminal cancer diagnosis.

Ritchers explained: "We gave him a couple of cameras and he just filmed it to really show us that this is not a story of someone with cancer. This is a story about a 19-year-old kid who did so much in so little time."

Stephen Sutton's fundraising page exceeds £3.5m

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

Donations on Stephen Sutton's fundraising page have now exceeded £3.5 million. Credit:

One person who donated to the fund wrote on the page: "An extraordinary legacy to leave at just 19 years old but you were an extraordinary young man. I'm proud of you and I've never even met you."


Comedians pay tribute to 'true hero' Stephen Sutton

Comedians Ricky Gervais, Sarah Millican and John Bishop are among the celebrities who have paid their respects to "a true hero" following Stephen Sutton's death:

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