Stephen Sutton's former school to hold family day in bid to make £5m

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Inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton's old school is staging a family fun day in his memory to help his fundraising total edge towards £5 million.

The Burntwood 19-year-old lost his brave battle with cancer last month.

And now Chase Terrace Technology College is staging the event on Sunday (29) from 11am.

It will feature a classic car and motorcycle show, along with a car boot sale, raffle, tombola and barbecue. And there will also be a silent auction for a signed David Beckham book and Lewis Hamilton Formula One driver's boot.

Proceeds will go the Teenage Cancer Trust, which Stephen supported until his death.

Stephen died on May 14 after capturing the nation's imagination and raising more than £4.5 million for the charity – a figure which continues to grow daily. The teenager had originally set a target of £10,000.

He created a bucket list to spread awareness to other young people that they should 'measure life by what they achieve, not how long they live'.

He gained a string of celebrity supporters, including stand-up comedian Jason Manford.

Stephen was given an MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

And a baby elephant born at West Midlands Safari Park earlier this month named Sutton after Stephen.

Yellow ribbons are still tied on railings and lampposts and outside homes around his home town in Burntwood.

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