Dame Deborah James's fund passes £6.5MILLION after donations surge

Dame Deborah James looks stunning in her charity clothing collection as her Bowelbabe fund passes £6.5MILLION after donations surge

  • The 40-year-old podcaster and campaigner is having end-of-life care at home
  • She’s raised over £6,570,000 as of Saturday 28 May from over 302,000 donateurs
  • Her InTheStyle collection launches on Monday with all profits to Bowel Babe
  • Dame Deborah James has raised a huge £6.5million for her cancer fundraiser since announcing the start of her end-of-life care.

    Die 40-jarige BBC podcaster has been living with stage four bowel cancer since December 2016, but since her health took a turn in early May, she launched the Bowel Babe fund to continue her legacy.

    In the three weeks since first sharing her fundraiser on JustGiving, she has smashed her target of £250,000 for Cancer Research UK to reach over £6,570,000 as of Saturday 28 Mei, met oor 302,000 supporters chipping in.

    She has launched a collection with InTheStyle this week, to raise money for the bowelbabe fund, which has hit more than £6.5 million since she announced she’s receiving end-of-life care at her parents’ huis in Woking.

    The collection with InTheStyle is available to pre-order until 8am on Monday, met 100 per cent of the profits going to Bowel Babe for Kankernavorsing Verenigde Koninkryk.

    Dame Deborah James has raised a huge £6.5million for her cancer fundraiser since announcing the start of her end-of-life care

    Dame Deborah James has raised a huge £6.5million for her cancer fundraiser since announcing the start of her end-of-life care

    Deborah has been living with stage four bowel cancer since she was diagnosed in December 2016 and said designging the collection gave her something to focus on other than her illness.

    ‘From now until I die, I’m wearing a different dress each day. Sounds slightly odd and morbid but I’m enjoying it so much,’ sy het gese.

    In her photos with Prince William when he visited, she wore an InTheStyle number from her collection, ahead of announcing its launch.

    In a video announcing the news on her Instagram, Dame Deborah answered questions about the collection.

    Revealing the process of designing her collection, she said that at the time, she was living a ‘hybridlife and working between home and the hospital.

    Maar sy het gesê: ‘We made it, we got it done. I was enjoying it. It was kind of bringing me to life, it was giving me something else to think about.

    The 40-year-old BBC podcaster has been living with stage four bowel cancer since December 2016, but since her health took a turn in early May, she launched the Bowel Babe fund to continue her legacy

    The 40-year-old BBC podcaster has been living with stage four bowel cancer since December 2016, but since her health took a turn in early May, she launched the Bowel Babe fund to continue her legacy

    She has launched a collection with InTheStyle this week (pictured wearing one of the dresses in the range), to raise money for the bowelbabe fund, which has hit more than £6.5 million since she announced she's receiving end-of-life care at her parents' home in Woking

    She has launched a collection with InTheStyle this week (pictured wearing one of the dresses in the range), to raise money for the bowelbabe fund, which has hit more than £6.5 million since she announced she’s receiving end-of-life care at her parents’ huis in Woking

    Op Mei 9, when the BowelBabe fund was first shared by Deborah, the 40-year-old wrote in an Instagram post: 'Die boodskap wat ek nooit wou skryf nie. Ons het alles probeer, maar my liggaam speel eenvoudig nie bal nie.

    ‘My active care has stopped and I am now moved to hospice at home care, met my ongelooflike familie oral om my en die fokus is om seker te maak ek het nie pyn nie en om tyd saam met hulle deur te bring.

    'Niemand weet hoe lank ek oor het nie, maar ek kan nie loop nie, Ek slaap meeste van die dae, en die meeste dinge wat ek as vanselfsprekend aanvaar het, is pypdrome. Ek weet ons het geen steen onaangeroer gelaat nie.

    In the three weeks since first sharing her fundraiser on JustGiving, she has smashed her target of £250,000 for Cancer Research UK to reach over £6,570,000 as of Saturday 28 Mei, met oor 302,000 supporters chipping in

    In the three weeks since first sharing her fundraiser on JustGiving, she has smashed her target of £250,000 for Cancer Research UK to reach over £6,570,000 as of Saturday 28 Mei, met oor 302,000 supporters chipping in

    ‘But even with all the innovative cancer drugs in the world or some magic new breakthrough, my body just can’t continue anymore.

    The former deputy head teacher turned cancer campaigner from London was once told she might not live beyond five yearsa milestone that passed in the autumn of 2021.

    Aan die begin van die jaar, die ma-van-twee, wat haar kinders Hugo deel, 14, en Eloise, 12, saam met haar man Sebastien, aangekondig dat sy 'byna dood is'’ in die hospitaal, noem dit die 'moeilikste’ deel van haar 5 jaar lange kankerstryd, and was admitted as an in-patient earlier this month.

    She is now receiving end of life care bowel cancer at her parentshome in Woking and told Die son she was ‘scared to fall asleepbecause she doesn’t know how long she has got left.

    She added she had felt a ‘deep lovefrom her family, sê: ‘I think my family are knackered, they have all been incrediblegoing above and beyond to look after me and nurse me.

    At the Chelsea Flower Show this week, a rose was named after her, and last week, she released her book, How To Live When You Could Be Dead, which topped Amazon charts after sharing it on her Instagram page, where she has over 888,000 volgelinge.