A terminally-ill teenager has broken all records on the JustGiving fundraising website by breaking the $ 4.2 million mark today in donations to charity. Stephen Sutton, 19, was diagnosed with bowel cancer at 15, but despite surgery, the cancer spread, and doctors concluded it was incurable.

He has smashed his original target of raising £ 10,000 for the Teenage Cancer Trust, though he feared he might not live to see the 1 million pounds mark achieved — a figure hit on Wednesday — after his right lung collapsed.

More than 100,000 individual donations have been made. The largest individual donation previously received by the Teenage Cancer Trust was £ 500,000. — AFP