Stephen Sutton inspired the world to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, and in turn raised awareness of teenage cancer. His tireless campaigning, even in the face of terminal illness, showed courage far beyond that of an average twenty year old.
Stephen passed away in May this year after seeing his campaign raise over £3million. The total raised on JustGiving now stands at nearly four and a half million pounds – his original target was just £10,000.
From someone who wants more time in this world, please don’t waste yours, you’d be amazed what you can achieve when you try.” Stephen Sutton.
Some of the money raised by Stephen will be used to create 50 scholarships in Stephen’s name. These will train specialist cancer nurses in Coventry University’s postgraduate certificate in Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Care. In honour of this contribution it was announced today that Coventry University will posthumously award Stephen with an honorary doctorate of science. The degree is awarded in recognition of Stephen’s unrelenting campaign to highlight the life of young people fighting cancer.
“Stephen’s commendation is particularly fitting, not only in light of his wish to pursue a medical career, but also coming soon after the Teenage Cancer Trust announced it would be using part of the money he raised to fund scholarships for professionals to train at Coventry University. We’re delighted to be supporting Stephen’s legacy in this way.” John Latham, Vice Chancellor, Coventry University
Find more information on our university website.
Written by Elizabeth