Prince William visits Deborah James at home to pay his respects


On Friday night, she hit the £5million milestone with her cancer research fundraising initiative.

Earlier this week, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge said their thoughts were with Ms James and her family and donated an undisclosed amount to the podcast host’s fundraising initiative.

In a personal tweet, William and Kate said: “Every once in a while someone captures the heart of the nation with their zest for life and their tenacious desire to give back to society.

“@bowelbabe is one of those special people. Her tireless efforts to raise awareness for bowel cancer and end the stigma of treatment are inspiring.

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“We are so sad to hear his recent update but delighted to support the @bowelbabef, which will benefit the @royalmarsdenNHS among others.

“Deborah, our thoughts are with you, your family and your friends. Thank you for giving hope to so many people living with cancer. BATHROOM.”

Dame Deborah, known to her supporters as Bowel Babe, was treated at the Royal Marsden Hospital, which is one of the beneficiaries of her fund.

Its Just Giving page said it “raises money to fund clinical trials and research into personalized medicine for cancer patients and supports bowel cancer awareness campaigns.”

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The presenter of popular TSTIME You podcast Me And The Big C revealed on Monday that she had switched to palliative home care to treat her terminal bowel cancer.

In the social media post, she added: “As I fall asleep more and more and find life a little harder, I’ve had more time to think than I’ve ever stopped. to realize the impact that our podcast and talk , and the campaign has lasted over five years.

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“Small talk can truly save lives, small talk can create ripples far beyond where we might see them, and seeds can sprout where we never see fruit.

“And there’s something exciting and beautiful about that life cycle. With that money, hopefully more people will spend more time with their loved ones.

“Who knows what plants we might grow, but once hopefully finished, we pray that some will flourish and be a game changer for our children, and many more to come.

“Keep on loving kindly, always with rebellious hope.”



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