Updated: Wednesday, 26th June 2019 @ 11:40am

Jason Manford helps Stephen Sutton achieve dying wish – smashing £1million target for Teenage Cancer Trust

Jason Manford helps Stephen Sutton achieve dying wish – smashing £1million target for Teenage Cancer Trust

| By Helen Le Caplain

Salford comedian Jason Manford has helped a dying teen reach his goal of raising £1million for a cancer charity.

The funnyman embarked on a tireless social media campaign after Stephen Sutton, 19, issued a tragic farewell to his 144,000 Facebook followers yesterday.

Stephen posted on Facebook: “It's a final thumbs up from me! I've done well to blag things as well as I have up till now, but unfortunately I think this is just one hurdle too far.

"It's a shame the end has come so suddenly – there are so many people I haven't got round to properly thank or say goodbye to. Apologies for that.”

 

 

After seeing his brave post Manford rallied his avid Facebook and Twitter followers to donate £5 to the Teenage Cancer Trust in the hope of smashing the £1m target before he passed away.

Earlier today Jason Manford, who donated £10,000, wrote on Facebook: “We have done it! £1 million! Well done everyone! What an effort! What a bunch of brilliant people you all are!

“Fab, really lovely! Pat on the back! And Stephen Sutton, you absolute credit to humanity. I pray that you see this before you go! 

“Let's keep going guys, we can keep raising for Stephen and for the superb Teenage Cancer Trust!”

He also revealed that Stephen, who has been battling cancer since the age of 15, was aware that they had reached his goal.

 

 

Stephen tweeted: “The whole situation is just breathtaking in many ways!! But seriously... Wow. Just wow. Thank you all so much :)

Celebrities including Jonathan Ross, John Bishop and Katie Piper have all tweeted their support for Stephen and his fundraising efforts.

Main image courtesy of Facebook, with thanks.