30/05/2014

Thousands Remember Teenage Fundraiser Stephen Sutton

Thousands of people have travelled to Lichfield Cathedral to pay their respects to cancer fundraiser Stephen Sutton ahead of his funeral.

The vigil will continue until this afternoon and many more people are expected to sign the book of condolence.

The teenager form Burntwood in Staffordshire, raised over £4m for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Stephen's body arrived at the cathedral just before 19.00 on Thursday drawn by four white horses. A bright yellow wreath bearing the icon of a smiley face lay beside the white coffin.

Teenage Cancer Trust chief executive Siobhan Dunn said Stephen's memory would "never be forgotten". She said: "I think it's really important there's a public celebration of Stephen's life and I think that's exactly what he would have wanted. He was looking for us to put the fun into his funeral so hopefully we're going to do that."

(CVS/CD)

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