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Find a life worth enjoying, take risks, love deeply, have no regrets and always, always have rebellious hope. And finally, check your poo – it could just save your life

Dame Deborah James

The Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK was set up to continue the incredible legacy of Dame Deborah James.

We fund cutting-edge research into early detection and personalised medicine, raise awareness of signs and symptoms and tackle the stigmas around cancer with unflinching honesty so we can give more people affected by cancer more time with the people they love. 

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New Emma Bridgewater
1/2 Pint Mug

All the mugs are handpainted in the UK and available online and in Emma Bridgewater stores.


Emma Bridgewater will be donating £5 from the sale of every Bowelbabe Fund 1/2 Pint Mug to the Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK. 

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Read Deborah's family letter to party leaders

Deborah James' family have published a letter calling on all political parties to back Cancer Research UK’s manifesto and make the upcoming general election a landmark moment. 

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Donate today 

Help us give more people more time with the people they love and make a donation today to the Bowelbabe Fund

for Cancer Research UK


raised so far


innovative projects funded worth over £10m


of lives reached

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