Tributes have poured in for Stephen Sutton on the first anniversary of his death today.

The teenager, who was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 19, came to public attention last year when he published a bucket list of goals he wanted to meet before he died.

Moved by Stephen's determination to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust, the public dug deep after a photo of Stephen giving the thumps up from his hospital bed emerged online.

Hoping to raise £10,000 for the charity, Stephen surpassed everyone's expectations by raising a staggering £4.5 million in the twelve months since his untimely demise.

Acknowledging the public's contribution, the Teenage Cancer Trust dubbed the influx of donations 'a tidal wave of generosity'.

An event, which is taking place to mark the teenager's anniversary at Charlestown Football Club, will see members of the public giving the thumbs up, releasing yellow balloons and contributing to a book of reflections today.

Opening up about her son's life, his proud mother Jane said: "Of course I miss Stephen, there's an enormous void which he used to occupy. However, I'm so proud of everything he has achieved."

As a result of Stephen's efforts, scholarships in young adult cancer care at Coventry University are due to begin in September.

In addition to this, hospital units in Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, Liverpool, Oxford, Nottingham and Sheffield received a portion of proceeds while units in Glasgow's Southern General and Liverpool's Alder Hey in the Park are due to open soon.

The Teenage Cancer Trust marked Stephen Hutton's short life and incredibly legacy at 11am today.