Thanks to everyone for the lovely comments about Stephen following the announcement yesterday of how the 5 million raised for Teenage Cancer Trust would be spent. Stephen had been asked where he would he would like the money to be invested and this was reflected in the spending plans. I especially liked the funding for Stephen Sutton Scholarships for the Post graduate Certificate in Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Care in recognition of Stephen’s ambition to have a medical career. It was a busy day Tuesday with this announcement so I didn’t get chance to update about the National Lottery Awards 2014. As you all know Fixers won best UK Charity project. So last Friday (12th September) the National Lottery Awards 2014 were hosted at Pinewood Studios, Buckingham. The night was all about celebrating the amazing work of the 2014 National Lottery Awards finalists. They were all truly inspirational and it was such an enjoyable and unforgettable evening. I got to speak to so many amazing people from all across the UK. Awards were given for: -Best Arts Project -Best Education Project -Best environment Project -Best Health Project -Best Heritage Project -Best Sport Project -Best Charity / Voluntary Project The final award was a special achievement award for Stephen for his work as a Fixer with the Good Gestures Campaign.There’s a photo of the award and of myself,Chris and Stephen’s friends who were all involved with the Good Gestures Day. It was such an honour to accept this award on his behalf .Good Gestures Day was so close to his heart as it embraced the values of volunteering, learning, positivity, team work and friendship. It was about simple things; a high five, fist bump, a hug, a passing smile; all random acts of kindness spreading happiness and positivity. The National Good Gestures Day is now going to be an annual event run by Fixers in Stephen’s honour. What an amazing night; both the awards ceremony and the after show party. Thank you to everyone involved in making the night such a success and for making us all feel so special. The event was televised and is on BBC 1 this Friday at 22.45 so you can see the brilliant projects that were celebrated throughout the night and the Special Achievement Award for Stephen.
via Stephen’s story http://ift.tt/1bromek