Fundraising goes global as Burntwood teen closes in on £1million mark

A Burntwood teenager’s fundraising fight went global as thousands of people joined his battle to raise £1million for charity.

Stephen Sutton revealed on Facebook how his fight against incurable cancer was coming to an end.

Stephen Sutton

Stephen Sutton

But the news sparked a wave of support, with celebrities and people from across the globe lending their support.

As well as a £10,000 donation from comedian Jason Manford, money also poured in from around the world to push the running total towards £750,000 – with more to come once text donations are added.

One American donor said: “Be proud of everything you have achieved and the money you have raised for charity – all while fighting the biggest battle of your life.”

In what he revealed was likely to be his final Facebook post, Stephen revealed how he hoped the fundraising efforts would carry on after his death.

“There was so many exciting projects and things I didn’t get to see out,” he said. Hopefully some will continue and if you want to carry on the fundraising please do.”

Coverage of his last post has also spanned the globe with reports in places such as New York and Australia.

People can donate via Stephen’s JustGiving page or by texting “STEPHEN” to 70500 to donate £5.

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