Stephen Sutton 'astounded' at as appeal passes £3m mark

Dying teenager Stephen Sutton's fundraising drive has today passed the £3 million mark, as he revealed he was 'astounded' at how well he was feeling.

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Donations have continued to flood in for the teenage cancer sufferer's fundraising appeal after his inspirational story was shared around the world last.

The 19-year-old is currently in hospital after his condition deteriorated but he has since perked up after coughing up a tumor.

He has been battling cancer for three years.

This evening, he posted this update to Twitter followers:

And he gave more details on his progress with this Facebook update:

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Last night comedian Jason Manford held a one-off gig at Players' Bar in Birmingham and told the Express & Star he hoped the fund would go on to reach £5 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

He had spearheaded a drive to reach £1 million before Stephen died.

Video: Jason Manford performs Birmingham charity gig for Stephen Sutton

Stephen inspired the world when on Tuesday last week he posted what he thought would be his final blog entry on Facebook from his hospital bed.

It sparked a massive appeal with thousands of well wishers in a show of support donating money to help young cancer patients.

More than 100,000 people have donated money to the appeal.

Stephen had initially set out to raise £10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust and created a bucket list of 46 things to do before he died.

But the Burntwood teenager's story and remarkable attitude to life helped him smash that target, with donations flooding in following his last Facebook post.

His fundraising has broken all records held by donating website JustGiving.

Comments for: "Stephen Sutton 'astounded' at as appeal passes £3m mark"

Blocko Saddler

Cracking response from the public. A fitting tribute to such a inspirational person.

Personally I wouldn't have referred to him as "Dying teenager". Even though he's so ill he still appears to be very much living life to the full.

baggiebloke

Simply inspirational. The amount raised is astonishing and will help to enhance so many lives in years to come. I will be making my contribution in the next couple of days....

Graham

A truly wonderful example of selflessness by this young man battling against the odds and thinking of others. People make donations to various political parties and receive a knighthood or some reward for doing nothing more than buying favours with their wealth so may I suggest to the powers that be here is a perfect example of young person who fully deserves such an honour (preferably) sooner rather than later.

wolfupnorth

What a truly selfless young man, can only agree with Grahams comment that the powers that be should be honouring Stephen

FREDG

What an amazing young man you are Stephen. You are a true inspiration to the rest of us and your strength and determination should make us all re-assess our priorities in life.