What a fabulous weekend I enjoyed over, 10th and 11th December, Christmas gift wrapping in Grand Central Birmingham with the team from Shenstone based, gift packaging specialist BoxMart UK

We raised a staggering £3310 for Stephen's Story supporting Teenage Cancer Trust which was way beyond our hopes and expectations.

It was lovely to meet so many people over the two days and visitors and...
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Stephen, another year nearly over and the third year you’re not here to celebrate your birthday. I still miss you every single day and you’re always in my thoughts.

It’s always Birthdays and anniversaries that are the hardest to deal with but, as they say, life continues, so today I have gone to work wearing my Christmas jumper to raise money for Save the Children.

You had the strength to...
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Having not been available to attend last year’s Christmas Festival in Burntwood, due to a prior commitment, it was so lovely to witness the Christmas tree lights switch on the 3rd December and to see, once again, so many people supporting the event. It’s an event I hope will continue to grow in future years.

I want to say a big thank you to Burntwood Town Council for allowing us to decorate...
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Don't forget if you’re out and about Christmas shopping in Grand Central Birmingham tomorrow and Sunday, you'll have the opportunity to have your Christmas gifts professional boxed in return for a donation to Stephen's Story supporting Teenage Cancer Trust

Join the team from BoxMart UK a professional gift-packaging supplier from Shenstone, Lichfield, at the top of the escalators leading from...
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You probably don’t need me to remind you but Christmas Day is three weeks away!!

Hopefully you’re a bit more organised than me and have started your Christmas shopping or at least have an idea of what to buy friends and family.

If you’re out and about in Birmingham city centre next weekend doing your Christmas shopping and want to take your presents home in gorgeous gift boxes then I know...
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Official light switch on of 'Tree for Stephen' in Burntwood
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at Walsall Manor Hospital.

Thanks to Jane Sutton, mother of inspirational fundraiser Stephen for turning on our Christmas tree lights this afternoon.
She was joined by Deputy Mayor of Walsall Councillor Marco Longhi and our Chief Executive Richard Kirby.

She told the crowd, who had assembled for the main event, that she would keep her son’s...
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Tree for Stephen being prepared for switch on Saturday 4pm in Stephen's home town of Burntwood
Genetic Testing in Teens and Young AdultsStephen Sutton was an exceptional young man who made a huge impact as a Teenage Cancer Trust ambassador and fundraiser. Despite an incurable diagnosis, Stephen remained positive and determined to make a difference up until he passed away in May 2014.

Jane Sutton and Dr. Julian Barwell's International Conference Guest blogs | Teenage Cancer Trust

Last Sunday evening I attended the Great Midlands Fun Run #GMFR2016 Presentation where it was announced that a grand total of £283,300 had been raised from the 2016 event.

The evening was all about celebrating the achievements of the 6400 participants, across all age groups and all levels of fitness who walked, jogged or ran the 8.5 mile course.

Everyone had their own personal reasons for...
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So yesterday afternoon, and evening, saw me at my second ‘Find Your Sense of Tumour’ #FYSOT conference.

FYSOT gives young people the opportunity to find out what they need to know about cancer, its effects, share experiences and ask questions to a panel of experts. The two-day residential event provides vital practical, emotional and social support, focusing on key issues young cancer...
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Well what an amazing night I had at the The Pride of Britain Awards. As my photos posted last night show, I was lucky enough to meet quite a few celebrities!

I’d like to say massive congratulations to Ben Smith The 401 Challenge who was a worthy winner of the 2016 Daily Mirror The Pride of Britain Awards National Fundraiser of the Year at the glittering ceremony in London last night.

His 401...
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Just a few people i've 'bumped' into at the start of the The Pride of Britain Awards
The Pride of Britain Awards on the red carpet Helen Skelton and Lesley Joseph.
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It’s hard to believe that just over two years ago, I accepted the first ever posthumous The Pride of Britain Awards Award presented to Stephen #StephenSutton #StephensStory after he was nominated by tens of thousands of people for the Special Recognition Award.

Tomorrow morning, I’ll be setting off to attend this year’s ceremony, this time representing itv Central West Midlands as its...
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What a few weeks it’s been!! My climb of Mount Kilimanjaro already seems a distant memory!

I returned home at 9pm on Tuesday, 11th October and was back at my desk the following morning.

What I didn’t expect on the Friday morning was to see ITV Central presenter, Genelle Aldred, standing by the side of my desk at work to present me with ITV Central West Midlands The Pride of Britain Awards,...
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Jane, from Burntwood, Staffordshire, is continuing the remarkable work of her son Stephen Sutton, who, despite facing his own incurable cancer, inspired millions around the world with his positive attitude, to raise funds and awareness for us.

Jane Sutton honoured by Prime Minister for continuing son Stephen's legacy | Teenage Cancer Trust