Hi! My name’s Stephen and I’m pretty much like your average teenager- except for the last three years now I’ve been battling cancer. The current opinion voiced by my doctors is that my disease is incurable, and as a result I want to spend as much time as possible raising funds for a charity very close to my heart.

Last year I posted a bucketlist online and start blogging my journey on Since then “Stephen’s Story” has grew exponentially and I’ve achieved all kinds of fun and wonderful things. Feel free to check out to find out more.

Number 1 on my bucketlist, and by far the most important thing to me, was to raise £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust… but I think it’s fair to say we’ve smashed that total!!! But why stop there?!  With everyone’s help we currently have a platform to achieve something truly special, so I have upped the new target to ONE MILLION- yes, one million- pounds!!!

Your support in achieving this target would be hugely appreciated. Personally I’ve always found the best way to help yourself is to help others, so please consider helping out!

Teenage Cancer Trust have helped me hugely throughout my own cancer battle and helped shape who I am and my positive attitude today. They offer hope and a sense of community to young people with cancer like myself, and directly help face associated pragmatic and emotional issues. In my own words, here is a brief introduction to the work Teenage Cancer Trust does:
- They provide specialist units where Teenagers and Young Adults like me can be treated. These wards invaluably allow me to spend time being treated with other patients my own age and the ward itself contains age appropriate items (PS3’s, musical instruments, WiFi, etc) to help keep morale high while receiving treatment.
- They fund an annual conference called “Find Your Sense of Tumour”. The event is attended by young people with cancer from across the country. Throughout the day there are motivational speakers and health professionals talking about issues to do with cancer, alongside complementary therapy and activity sessions, combined with lots of opportunity to socialise with other young cancer patients. The event is just fantastic and is a life changing experience for many young cancer patients (me included), providing them with the confidence to help them through their current treatment and general life in the future.
- They educate young people about issues and information to do with cancer. Delayed diagnosis is a common problem experienced by Teenagers and Young Adults with cancer- myself included. If I knew what symptoms to look out for I could have been diagnosed quicker, and perhaps my current prognosis could be better. Statistically 1 in 3 of us will get cancer at some point in our lives, so why not learn all the facts about it at an early age?
- They are involved with research that helps improve the care Teenage and Young Adult cancer patients receive.
- They fund specialist healthcare professionals that support young cancer patients and families throughout their medical journey. For example, I regularly have contact with a specialist Teenage and Young Adult Lead Nurse (who, for example, is there providing invaluable pragmatic support before and after every hospital consultation I have been to) and a Youth Support Coordinator (who organises things like social evenings, workshops and other activities that me and other young cancer patients can benefit from).
- Through time on the ward, social evenings, Find Your Sense of Tumour and other ways, Teenage Cancer Trust have offered me the opportunity to meet other young people with cancer, and have gained something I call my “Cancer Friends”. We have formed an invaluable support network where we help each other through our illness and life in general, while meeting up regularly having good times and experiences in the process.
-And lots more.

To summarise, Teenage Cancer Trust believes that a teenager shouldn't stop being a teenager just because they've got cancer. The support they provide makes a huge difference to people, real people, like me. So please dig deep, be generous and donate- thank you!!

Raising money for

Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust

Charity Registration No. 1062559

We are dedicated to improving the quality of life and chances of survival for young cancer patients aged 13-24. We fund and build specialist units in NHS hospitals and provide dedicated staff, bringing young people together so they can be treated by teenage cancer experts in the best place for them.

Donations 182111

Thanks to the support of Burntwood Bounce people yet again xxx Don't miss Mayday Bounce Sunday 3rd May!

Donation by Anonymous on 17/04/15


+ £69.66 Gift Aid

Continuing our big bounce events this Easter all inspired by Burntwoods Hero Stephen Sutton, Here are Donations & contributions from Monday's Stafford Bounce & Todays Lichfield Bounce,

Donation by Anonymous on 15/04/15


+ £104.38 Gift Aid

Never forgotten xxxx

Donation by Anonymous on 11/04/15


Not forgotten.

Donation by Darlington WEA Art History Group on 09/04/15


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

In memory of Stephen, a wonderful selfless human being. Thanks to Dot , Jean and Heather who donated directly.

Donation by Brian and Elaine Taylor on 06/04/15


+ £25.00 Gift Aid

in memory of Stephen at easter

Donation by Anonymous on 05/04/15


What an inspiration you are Stephen to me and so many. God bless you.

Donation by Richard Q on 05/04/15


+ £7.50 Gift Aid

Truly inspirational- your story still touches people and your legacy lives on. Well done Stephen.

Donation by Brian on 04/04/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

My monthly promise. I still wear my wristband everyday too. The words have faded but not the memory. Stephen's memory.

Donation by Christine Adey on 01/04/15


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Great to have you still as an inspiration to young people. I'm using you as an example for secondary school pupils of how they to can think of others.

Donation by V.Yates on 01/04/15

My monthly promise, I look at my wrist band every day and I ask God to look after you Stephen in heaven. A Ture hero that I will never forget

Donation by Mark on 01/04/15


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

An inspiration to so many - from all the team at

Donation by Team Donation on 31/03/15

Upon death your deeds endure and Stephen has achieved what many have not at 60 years, may you always be at peace.

Donation by Anonymous on 30/03/15


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Sarah Clark on 30/03/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

A Truly inspirational young man- always in our family's thoughts, we give as much as we can each month

Donation by Anonymous on 23/03/15


+ £0.50 Gift Aid

What a fantastic bucket list you had- we are so glad that you achieved so much, yet sad that you were taken so soon. Thank you for thinking of others so much in your own time of need.

Donation by Anonymous on 23/03/15

The effort you went to in order to raise funds for this wonderful charity can never be forgotten Stephen. You truly showed how English people can pull together in times of need and exceed expectations

Donation by Anonymous on 23/03/15


+ £0.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Dee on 23/03/15


+ £16.25 Gift Aid

For Stephen

Donation by Anonymous on 23/03/15

What a superb effort you made in such a short lifetime Stephen. Gone, but definetly not forgotten by many- especially those who live in Burntwood, Staffordshire. My son saw you most days. Inspiring.

Donation by Anonymous on 23/03/15

The students at Juniper Training in Burton-upon-Trent have donated the proceeds of their Enterprise Project having seen how courageous Stephen was in his battle against cancer - a fantastic cause!

Donation by Nikki Jennings (Their Tutor) on 23/03/15


+ £13.80 Gift Aid

Donation by Lorraine Steenson on 19/03/15


Donation by JLT Specialty Ltd on 19/03/15


Still inspiring people to be better

Donation by Sean & Jadra on 19/03/15


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 18/03/15


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£2,786,478.33
  • Offline donations£1,751,996.90
  • Text donations£1,241.00
  • Total raised£4,539,716.23
  • Gift Aid£573,012.16

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