Cancer Research UK

Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK - Deborah James

Please support the Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK, raising money to fund clinical trials, research and cancer information and awareness, as well as other initiatives to combat cancer and support those affected by cancer.
£10,126,790
raised of £250,000 target
by 333572 supporters
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Update 1st April 2023:

Alongside Deborah's family, Cancer Research UK are delighted to announce that the Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK has raised £11.3m since the launch in May 2022. Thanks to the incredible generosity of the public and partners, we couldn't be more proud to continue Deborah's legacy.

The initial projects being supported have been announced, with more to be confirmed later this year. These initial projects being funded account for around £4m of the £11.3m raised. You can find out more about these projects and our work with funding received after 1 April 2023 at www.bowelbabe.org

Please support the Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK, raising money to fund clinical trials, research and cancer information and awareness, as well as other initiatives to combat cancer and support those affected by cancer.

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Update 28th June 2022:

Remembering Dame Deborah James: an inspiration to us all

We are devastated by the death of Dame Deborah James and our thoughts are with everyone affected by her loss. Deborah was an inspiration to us all and her incredible work to raise awareness of cancer touched so many lives.

We will continue her legacy and support the causes Deborah was passionate about so that many more people benefit from new treatments and have more precious time with their loved ones.

Thank you for your incredible generosity and for playing a part in Deborah's legacy.

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Update 13th May 2022:

We are absolutely blown away by your generosity and by what we've accomplished together so far. We cannot thank you enough for your support. Let's show cancer who's boss!

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So, I suppose this is the message I never wanted to get to! But it's written with a vision that I'm truly determined to deliver.

We have tried everything, but my body simply isn't playing ball. Even with all the innovative cancer drugs in the world or some magic new breakthrough, I realise that my rollercoaster of a ride is coming to an end very soon.

Your support in establishing the Bowelbabe Fund, continuing to spread the word, and smashing those poo taboos will forever be cherished!

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Bowelbabe Fund

My family and I, with the support of Cancer Research UK (CRUK), are establishing the Bowelbabe Fund. All money raised will be allocated, with the support of CRUK, to funding causes and projects that I really care about, such as:

- Funding clinical trials and research into personalised medicine that could result in new treatments for cancer patients, including projects in collaboration with partners such as The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) and The Royal Marsden

- Continued support to raise awareness of cancer, such as Bowel Cancer UK's Never Too Young campaign

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Right now for me its all about taking it a day at a time, step by step and being grateful for another sunrise.

Everybody around me has been working crazy hard these past few weeks to get everything in place. My whole family are around me and we will dance through this together, sunbathing and laughing at every possible moment!

All I ask is that next time you pop for a coffee or grab a drink with a friend, please consider donating the cost of one extra for me.

Your support in establishing the Bowelbabe Fund will help so many more people benefit, like I have, from the amazing work of these causes in the many years to come.

Please help me, my family and everyone around us give one final F*** YOU to cancer! You are all incredible, thank you for playing your part in my journey.

Deborah James (aka Bowelbabe)

About the charity

Cancer Research UK

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We‘re the world‘s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving and improving lives through research. We fund research into the prevention, detection and treatment of more than 200 types of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.

Donation summary

Total raised
£10,126,789.75
+ £1,330,737.82 Gift Aid
Online donations
£7,016,702.98
Offline donations
£3,098,700.40
Direct donations
£6,746,387.13
Donations via fundraisers
£281,672.23

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