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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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Charity cancer teen likely to raise £3m

Donations for a cancer charity appeal organised by a terminally ill teenager are on the verge of hitting £3m and look like they will continue to rise.

Stephen Sutton is on the verge of raising £3m for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Credit: Just Giving/Stephen Sutton

Stephen Sutton wanted to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust as part of his "bucket list" - a list of achievements he wanted to do before he died - but managed to raise £1m after going viral.

Thanks to support from celebrities like comedian Jason Manford and former Dr Who David Tennant, Stephen, who has inoperable bowel cancer, will soon hit the £3m mark.

19-year-old Stephen was diagnosed with bowel cancer aged 15 and remains seriously ill in a Birmingham hospital despite making a miraculous recovery from a collapsed lung.

The sum collected, generated mostly by 200,000 mainly small donations is three times bigger than any previous single legacy for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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