2. A crowd of around two thousand people lined the streets outside the cathedral as his coffin was transported from his home in Burntwood.
3. The mourners then patiently queued up to pay their respects to the inspirational teenager.
5. He was told he had bowel cancer at the age of 15 and then informed two years later it was terminal.
6. After his diagnosis he drew up a bucket list, which included raising £10,000 for charity.
That figure was smashed after his campaign “Stephen’s Story” began to trend across Twitter and Facebook, with numerous celebrities championing his efforts.
At the time of writing £4.06 million had been raised.
9. She also said the vigil should be a “sunshine celebration”.
10. Dean of Lichfield, the Very Reverend Adrian Dorber, said Sutton had showed “how to make the unacceptable, beautiful”.
12. “He’s been an inspiration and we all want to share in the sense of grateful, hopeful possibility … He was one of those very rare people who’ve helped us live our lives with generosity.”
Sutton’s family will hold a private funeral after the two-day vigil ends.