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Bowelbabe Fund for Cancer Research UK, raising money to fund clinical trials and research into personalised medicine for cancer patients and supporting campaigns to raise awareness of bowel cancer.


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!

Right now for me it’s 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 & everyone around us give a final F*** YOU to cancer!

You are all incredible, thank you for playing your part in my journey.

Deborah James

(aka Bowelbabe) 



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 & projects that I really care about, such as...

-  Funding clinical trials & research into personalised medicine that could result in new treatments for cancer patients, including projects in collaboration with partners like 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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