Dame Deborah James, 40, says she is ‘overwhelmed’ after her campaign for fashion brand In The Style raised £1million for charity as she receives end-of-life care for cancer of the the intestine
- Bowel cancer activist says fashion brand’s ‘Rebellious Hope’ t-shirt is what kept me ‘keep going’
- All proceeds from the sale of the t-shirt are being donated to the BowelBabe Fund, which has already raised over £6.7million.
- Posting a photo posing with a giant check on Instagram today, she told how ‘overwhelmed’ she was
Dame Deborah James said she was ‘overwhelmed’ after her campaign for fashion brand In The Style raised £1million for charity – as the much-loved campaigner continues to receive end-of-life care life for bowel cancer.
The 40-year-old former assistant principal turned bowel cancer activist says the fashion brand’s ‘Rebellious Hope’ t-shirt, which she helped design, ‘is what makes me happy. helped get through the last few years and that’s what keeps me going now.”
All proceeds from the sale of the t-shirt are donated to the BowelBabe Fund, which has already raised over £6.7million.
Posting a picture on Instagram today, she said: ‘WOW!! A MILLION POUNDS. Honestly, I’m so overwhelmed that we, thanks to In The Style, have raised over £1,000,000 for Cancer Research UK.
She continued, “‘Rebellious Hope’ is what got me through the last few years and it’s what keeps me going now!”
Dame Deborah James posted this picture on Instagram of herself posing with a big check alongside In The Style founder Adam Frisby and partner Jamie Corbett
Dame Deborah James, 40, pictured in In The Style’s ‘Rebellious Hope’ t-shirt, which she helped design’ and raised £1m thanks to
Now receiving hospice care at her parents’ home in Woking, Surrey, Dame Deborah James says she will celebrate Father’s Day this weekend with ‘a whiskey or two’ with her father Alistair whom she called her ‘ unsung hero”.
“Seeing all of your posts, tags and support has been the best and I’m so grateful we were able to do this together!” Thank you all.’
The photo showed Dame Deborah posing with a large check alongside In The Style founder Adam Frisby and partner Jamie Corbett.
She said that when the t-shirt was launched, she and the brand talked about “how amazing £50,000 would be”, adding that the £1million was “just amazing”.
It comes after Dame Deborah reflected on the loving support of her father Alistair as her family prepares for a heartbreaking Father’s Day this weekend.
She said she was looking forward to celebrating the day with husband Seb, children Hugo, 14, and Eloise, 12, and father and mother Heather.
Now receiving hospice care at her parents’ home in Woking, Surrey, she says she will mark the day with “a whiskey or two” with her father whom she called her “unsung hero”, reports The Sun.
She said: ‘I haven’t always been great at telling dad how much I love him, so take it from me, just say it. You never know when it might be your last chance.
“It’s too hard to think about, the idea that I won’t see my son as a father.”
Dame Deborah also revealed that her husband Seb is an “incredible” father to their two children.
And she was thrilled when her brother Ben proposed to his 11-year-old girlfriend Ashley.
Prince William meets Deborah James to award her his Damehood last month for her tireless campaigning and fundraising for cancer research
She added: “For me this year it’s about my dad and Seb, but it’s also about the men in my life who hopefully will one day be fathers too, my son and my brother. .”
Yesterday Dame Deborah revealed she had just days to live when she was released from hospital last month – and insisted her day at Royal Ascot was a ‘fabulous milestone’ ‘ which proves that she ‘isn’t dead yet’.
The mother-of-two is making the most of the time she has left after revealing last month that she was no longer receiving active treatment for her cancer.
During this time she took part in a number of outings, including watching the opera at Glyndebourne, enjoying an after-hours trip to the Chelsea Flower Show and having lunch at the £700-a-night Beaverbrook Estate at Leatherhead, Surrey.