Former BBC presenter Deborah James, 40, has raised a whopping £3.6million for bowel cancer since Monday after she revealed she was on end-of-life care amid her stage 4 bowel cancer battle
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Brave Deborah James has been awarded a Damehood after she raised a staggering £3.6million for bowel cancer while in hospice care.
Deborah James, a bowel cancer activist, shared her shock at being named Dame. “OMFG, this is crazy.”
“I don’t know what to say. I’m blown away and feel incredibly honoured.
“I don’t feel like I deserve this. I can’t tell you what this means to my family, it’s so much to take in.”
Dame Deborah has already raised a staggering £3.6million since announcing her five-year fight with bowel cancer is almost up.
Deborah is now determined to reach £5million by the end of the weekend.
“It’s surpassed all expectations. I’d love to get it to £5million by the end of the weekend,” the brave star told.
The 40-year-old star has told that hospice has advised her that she could have ‘weeks at most’, left with her beautiful family.
On Monday, BBC presenter Deborah shared a heartbreaking health update, confirming that she is now in hospice care and is spending her time surrounded by her family and friends.
The brave star, who has battled stage 4 bowel cancer for almost five years, took to Twitter to share the devastating update with her beloved fans and followers.
The mum-of-two said that although she has been fighting her illness for five years, it’s not easy to accept.
The much-loved BBC star penned: “The tweet I never intended to write. It is time to say goodbye.
“It has been 5 years to prepare, doesn’t make it any easy.
“I’m under hospice at home care, & I’m spending my time surrounded by my family. To see me and to raise vital funds, please buy me wine.”
Brave Deborah, who has documented her cancer journey on social media under the name ‘bowel babe’ has seen her BowelBabe Fund hit a staggering £3.6 million after she revealed her last wishes this week.
Deborah urged people to donate to the fundraiser – at bowelbabe.org – as she revealed she had been moved to hospice care at home following her five year battle with cancer.
Her fundraiser skyrocketed to a whopping £250,000 shortly after going live.
And it has now reached over a staggering £3.6million in just four days.
Deborah has said that she’s ‘blown away’ by the generosity of people as she continues to fight her illness.
The Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK is Deborah’s final endeavour of many to support research into bowel cancer.
The fundraiser website reads: “All money raised will be allocated, with the support of CRUK [Cancer Research UK] to funding causes and projects that I really care about,”
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