Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has today tabled an Early Day Motion (EDM) praising “inspirational” Stephen Sutton.
Despite suffering for the last four years with terminal bowel cancer, the teenager has managed to raise almost £3,000,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
Mr Evan’s motion reads: “This House praises the truly inspiring fund-raising efforts of Stephen Sutton; understands that Stephen was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer aged 15; considers it remarkable that, now aged 19, 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, the MP said: “I had the privilege of meeting Stephen at the Kids Count Awards.
“He is a remarkable individual and his bravery and fundraising are a lesson to all of us.
“My admiration for Stephen is immense”