Thursday 12th May 2016
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We can also announce that Jane Sutton, Stephen's mother, has become an official Ambassador for our charity!
Since Stephen’s death, his mum Jane has kept his legacy alive, taking on a range of tough challenges, including running the Virgin Money London Marathon and jumping out of a plane for the record-breaking Skydive for Stephen. Jane has also taken part in numerous local fundraising events in the West Midlands and kept Stephen’s Story supporters regularly updated on Stephen’s Story Facebook page.
Not a day goes by when I don’t miss my brave, brilliant son, but when I think about everything he achieved and how much he’s helping other young people, it makes me feel so proud. He touched many lives with his positivity, and Stephen’s Story will go on.
“So many people say that Stephen inspired them, and none more so than me. With his voice in my ear, I’ve run a marathon, jumped out of a plane and in a few months, I’ll be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. I’m honoured to call myself an Ambassador for Teenage Cancer Trust, and feel privileged to be able to continue to spread Stephen’s unique message of positivity. It’s fantastic to know that Stephen’s legacy is helping other young people going through a similar cancer experience.”
Kate Collins, our Director of Fundraising & Marketing, said: “Jane is every bit as incredible as her son, she simply hasn’t stopped over the past two years. Her tireless fundraising and drive to raise awareness of cancer in young people is just amazing. She’s incredibly warm-hearted and gives her time selflessly to carry on Stephen’s legacy. We’re very proud to have her as an official Ambassador.
“We also want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has supported and continues to support Jane, Stephen’s Story and Teenage Cancer Trust. You’ve helped us make great progress in making sure that young people with cancer have the best treatment, care and support but there is so much more to do. Right now, for every young person we can reach, there is another we can’t. Our supporters make our work possible and, with continued support, we will be able to get ever closer to being there for every young person with cancer who needs us.”