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19 year old Stephen Sutton, from Staffordshire, was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 15 and decided he wanted to raise a million pounds for the Teenage Cancer Trust. He wrote a final message to his followers on Facebook on Tuesday - "That's it from me. But life has been good" - it prompted people to start pledging thousands of pounds and donations reached £1million on Wednesday morning. Stephen's raised more than 10 per cent of the charity's annual income - in just one campaign.

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Fri 25 Apr 2014 10:00
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