Nigel has today tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) praising “inspirational” Stephen Sutton who, despite suffering for the last four years with terminal bowel cancer, has managed to raise almost £3,000,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust:
EDM - Stephen Sutton
That this House praises the truly inspiring fundraising efforts of Stephen Sutton; understands that Stephen was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer aged fifteen; considers it remarkable that, now aged nineteen, Stephen has managed to raise almost £3,000,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust; salutes Stephen’s bravery and desire to help others; recognises that Stephen was awarded the Kids Count charity’s Most Inspirational Young Person’s Award in 2013; further praises Kids Count for raising the profile of young people who inspire others in a truly amazing way; and calls on the Department of Health to follow Stephen’s example by doing what it can to improve the uptake of bowel cancer screening.
Speaking from Westminster, Mr Evans said:
“I had the privilege of meeting Stephen at the Kids Count Awards last year. He is a remarkable individual and his bravery and fundraising are a lesson to all of us. I was delighted that Kids Count recognised his efforts. They are a superb charity that do so much to highlight just how inspirational young people can be.
“My admiration for Stephen is immense and I do hope that his fundraising exploits that have raised the profile of bowel cancer mean that more people can be screened and treated for the disease.”