Teenage Cancer Trust reveals £5m Stephen Sutton legacy
Teenage Cancer Trust has announced it intends to spend the £5m raised by Stephen Sutton to fund new specialist cancer units, train more researchers, and enable more young people than ever to benefit from its services.
The charity has announced that Stephen’s story, which saw him blog and tweet about his bucket list right up to just before his death from bowel cancer in May this year, inspired more than 340,000 donations which will be spent on key areas of its work.
The charity has also said that it will continue to work with Stephen’s family to run the Stephen’s Story Fund so that those inspired by Stephen can continue to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust in his name.
Siobhan Dunn, chief executive of Teenage Cancer Trust, said: “Stephen trusted us to spend the money well and to ‘keep doing what we do’ and this is reflected in our plans. However, Stephen has also allowed us to be more ambitious and we will do more in the next five years than ever before.