Male Uprising Guernsey pays their respects to Stephen Sutton

Thursday 15 May 2014

Sadly Stephen Sutton has lost his battle with bowel cancer at the young age of 19. There is no doubt his courageous attitude to fighting cancer, along with his selfless fundraising efforts have touched so many people, both here and abroad. He has raised over £3.5 million for the Teenage Cancer Trust, however this is not his only legacy. He has reminded all those who have read his story and followed his social media updates of the very best human qualities. We also know that his acts will greatly contribute to our collective fight against cancer.


MUG's founder Trevor Kelham shares his thoughts on the teenager's heart-breaking journey:


"Stephen Sutton is for me, and I am sure all of us, simply an inspiration. The selfless way he has conducted himself in the last four years since being diagnosed with bowel cancer is awe-inspiring. To have touched the hearts of so many, to have the positive attitude he has held whilst working through his now famous bucket list; to see the tributes to him from all and sundry and the calling for him to be posthumously knighted is breath taking. His incredible fundraising efforts will inspire us all, especially in the year that MUG has put bowel cancer in the spotlight.


"His passing stirs up emotions for me from loosing young friends myself 25 years ago and further reminds us why MUG was set up and why we need to carry on with the same kind of passion and enthusiasm that Stephen did. Like millions of others, I never met this amazing human being, but I mourn his death and hope that his family and friends take comfort from the legacy he leaves behind."