BrownhillsBob's #365daysofbiking

May 18th - Since the sad passing of young cancer patient and charity fundraiser extraordinaire Stephen Sutton, his home town of Burntwood has been spontaneously bedecked in yellow ribbons as a token of mourning and support. I’ve never seen anything quite like this - at least since Diana died - and the floral tributes and book of remembrance at Chase Terrace School, where he was a pupil, are sombre and touching.

It’s worth taking a trip up there to see this, as you can’t capture it in photos. It’s like air air of sadness is perched upon the town. And one of pride, too.

It’s interesting to see how the public have taken to this story, and constructed narratives around it. Propelled by social media and human goodwill, it has been an astounding thing to witness.

You can donate to the Stephen Sutton appeal here.

Cancer is a filthy thing, to be sure. 

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    Last night, his fundraising reached £4million. A great tribute to him, with his funeral being held tomorrow. A great...
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  4. andycolman said: I was up there at the weekend. It is hard to capture as you say. Very subtle but very moving ..
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    This is a very touching story from my old home town my thoughts go out to the family and friends of this remarkable and...
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