Donations to Stephen Sutton’s fundraising campaign have reached £4 million following the 19-year-old’s death, announced on Wednesday.
Stephen’s regular updates on his condition generated a huge amount of public support including donations from celebrities such as Ricky Gervais and Benedict Cumberbatch.
With Gift Aid included, contributions total over £4 million, far surpassing his initial target of £10,000.
Sutton’s death was disclosed on his Facebook page yesterday morning, where his mother wrote: “My heart is bursting with pride but breaking with pain for my courageous, selfless, inspirational son who passed away peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of this morning.”
Today Bournemouth University students have been paying tribute, describing Stephen as an inspiration to many.