Stephen Sutton portrait fails to sell at London charity auction

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Kelvin Okafor drew Stephen Sutton's portrait last May (Picture: Albemarle Gallery) Kelvin Okafor drew Stephen Sutton’s portrait last May (Picture: Albemarle Gallery)

A pencil and charcoal portrait of teen fundraising hero Stephen Sutton has failed to sell at a charity auction.

The artwork by Kelvin Okafor was produced as part of Stephen’s bucket list exhibited at the Albemarle Gallery in London.

It was put up for sale with a £7,500 price tag in a bid to raise as much as possible for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Gallery owner Tony Pontone told the BBC he was disappointed the auction did not attract higher bids.

Well wishers give a thumbs up as the coffin of Stephen Sutton stands in Lichfield Cathedral during a two day vigil in his memory. Well wishers give a thumbs up as the coffin of Stephen Sutton stands in Lichfield Cathedral during a two day vigil in his memory (Picture: PA)

Stephen, from Burntwood, died from cancer aged 19 and was buried at a private family funeral on Friday after a two-day memorial vigil.

He raised more than £4million for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

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