Burntwood teenager smashes £100,000 charity fundraising target

A Bunrtwood teenager has reached his target of raising £100,000 for charity.

Stephen Sutton launched his campaign when he drew up a bucket list of dreams he wanted to fulfill after being diagnosed with incurable cancer.

The 18-year-old originally wanted to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust but has smashed that target hitting his new total of £100,000.

Stephen Sutton receives his latest fundraising cheque from Chasetown FC staff and supporters

Stephen Sutton receives his latest fundraising cheque from Chasetown FC staff and supporters

The milestone was reached when he was presented with a cheque for more than £4,100 by Chasetown FC following a fundraising day held their in May.

The event saw players from the club’s famous FA Cup ties against Oldham and Cardiff City facing off.

Chasetown’s CEO, Mike Joiner, said: “As soon as we knew number eight on Stephen’s bucket list of things to do to raise funds for The Teenage Cancer Trust was to organise a charity football match, we readily made the Scholars Ground available to him, knowing that our admin staff and Supporters’ Club committee would be there to provide whatever help was needed to organise the day and maximise the revenue from it.

“We do regard ourselves as an integral part of the local community and were only too pleased to have been able to help raise such a wonderful sum for Stephen’s charity.

“It’s a sum everyone involved with the event should be proud to have reached, particularly as the cash raised with the Football Fun Day at Chasetown took Stephen through his £100,000 fundraising target.”

But Stephen has insisted he won’t rest on his fundraising laurels and has moved the goalposts to up his target to £150,000.

For details of events visit the Stephen’s Story Facebook page. Donations can be made via his JustGiving page.

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