Funeral for Stephen Sutton

29 May 2014, 07:25

Thousands are expected to turn up to Lichfield Cathedral later to pay respects to Stephen Sutton.

The nineteen year-old, who died earlier this month, raised almost four million pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust whilst suffering from terminal bowel cancer.

His campaign was supported by celebrities like Jason Manford, Russell Brand, and Jack Whitehall as well as the likes of David Cameron and Nick Clegg.

People in his hometown of Burntwood and Lichfield City centre have displayed yellow ribbons outside homes and businesses to commemorate the work he has done for charity.


There will be a short opening ceremony at the cathedral at 7pm on Thursday night with people able to pay their respects until midnight, and a public farewell ceremony will be held at 3pm on Friday ahead of a private family funeral.

His parents have also asked people to take part in a 'Thumbs up for Stephen' event tomorrow.  

 

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