Comedian visits fundraising Burntwood teenager in hospital

A Burntwood teenager battling incurable cancer has had a special guest at his bedside.

Comedian Jason Manford dropped in to see 19-year-old Stephen Sutton.

Jason Manford and Stephen Sutton

Jason Manford and Stephen Sutton

His visit came after two days of media interviews promoting the bid to get the Burntwood youngster’s fundraising total past £1million.

The target was achieved and now the #thumbsupforStephen campaign has been drawn up by the Manchester comic to hit a new £2million target.

“Amazing that Stephen is up and chatting after his brush with death,” Jason tweeted.

“He’s so happy that we are close to £2million.”

People are being asked to post a selfie of themselves giving a thumbs up on Facebook and Twitter, together with the link to Stephen’s JustGiving page.

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