Prime Minister hails Burntwood teenager’s ‘incredible’ fundraising

Stephen Sutton with David Cameron

Stephen Sutton with David Cameron

The Prime Minister has described a record-breaking Burntwood teenager’s fundraising efforts as “incredible”.

Stephen Sutton, who has incurable cancer, has raised £3.2million for the Teenage Cancer Trust – the largest single donation the charity has ever received.

More than 134,000 donations have flooded in from around the globe after his initial bid to smash the £1million total hid the headlines around the globe.

Celebrities – including Coldplay, Ronnie Wood, Sir Chris Hoy, Steve Coogan and Robbie Williams – took to Twitter to urge their followers to back the 19-year-old’s cause.

And in a reply to a question from Lichfield MP Michael Fabricant, David Cameron gave the thumbs up to Stephen’s effort.

“I was very moved to read of the outstanding fundraising work carried out by Stephen and his passion to raise money for teenage cancer services to help others like him,” the Prime Minister said.

“As part of Stephen’s list of 50 things he wants to do, he came to Downing street to give a speech in July last year. Although I was unable to meet him on that occasion I continue to be awe-struck by his enthusiasm, his determination and achievement.

“His fundraising is not only incredible in itself but is also an inspiration for young people and the wider community.”

Mr Cameron has since visited the Midlands to meet Stephen in person.

People can still donate to Stephen’s fundraising efforts via his JustGiving page.

Click below to see some of the celebrities who have backed Stephen’s campaign:

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