David Tennant Backs Stephen's Story Campaign For Teenage Cancer Trust

David Tennant has leant his support to the Stephen's Story campaign created by inspirational teenager Stephen Sutton. He is one of many celebrities asking the public to support the campaign led by this determined and heroic young man.

Stephen has cancer which he has been battling since the age of 15. Just over a year ago he learned that his cancer was incurable and shortly afterwards he created the Stephen's Story Facebook page, where he posted his own bucket list and regular updates. He has now expanded to his own website and across many social media platforms and is a seasoned public speaker. One of Stephen's aims was to raise £10,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust, a charity who have helped him greatly over the last few years. Through the incredible support that he now has and through staging multiple fundraising events he has now succeeded in smashing that target.

Jason Manford visiting Stephen Sutton in hospital this week

With the support of comedian Jason Manford, who has spread the word around his collegues in the entertainment world, including John Bishop, Jonathan Ross and chef Raymond Blanc, the campaign has now reached an incredible £2.8 million - and is still growing. Jason Manford organised a comedy gig which takes place tonight in Birmingham: the £20 tickets sold out in 4 minutes.

Stephen posted on his Facebook page on Friday following the incredible response to the campaign:
"I've always been a firm believer that people are 'good', and to see people come together for the cause recently in the way they have is incredibly touching and heartwarming. Thank you from me, and also thank you from every young cancer patient in the future who will benefit invaluably from the money raised!"

UK donors can help out by texting STEPHEN to 70300 to donate £5.

To donate a different amount or from overseas visit Stephen's Just Giving page

For more information visit the Stephen's Story website and keep up to date with Stephen's own updates and progress on his Facebook page

Find out more about Teenage Cancer Trust here

Watch Stephen's video 'When life gives you cancer' here:

Thanks to @DayoftheFishDr on Twitter for the photo of David