Cancer campaigner Dame Deborah James has raised £1million for cancer research through the sale of her clothing line with In The Style, she has revealed.
The 40-year-old, known online as Bowelbabe, shared a photo of herself with fashion company founder Adam Frisby and partner Jamie Corbett, alongside a giant check.
She announced her collaboration with In The Style at the end of May, saying the partnership had “honestly kept me going and kept me away from cancer”.
The collection features a variety of dresses, skirts, tops and more in vibrant prints and colors that represent the British summer, which was one of Dame Deborah’s main inspirations for the range.
She wrote on Instagram: “WOW!! ONE MILLION POUNDS. Honestly I’m so overwhelmed that we, thanks to @inthestyle, have raised over £1,000,000 for @bowelbabefund for @cr_uk! All thanks to the sales of the ITS x Dame Deborah James collection and “Rebellious Hope” T-shirts I designed with @inthestyle (a million is just crazy).
“I had a nice little visit yesterday from @inthestyle founder @fr15by and his partner @thejamiecorbett who brought this lovely check and we had a little toast to celebrate it.”
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She continued, “Rebellious Hope is what got me through the last few years and it’s what keeps me going now! Seeing all of your posts, tags and support has been the best and I’m so grateful that we we were able to do this together! Thank you all.”
Lady Deborah got busy after having say goodbye to his followers online a month ago, revealing she was receiving palliative care at home for her stage four bowel cancer and did not know “how much time she had left”.
Last weekend she shared photos from an evening at the opera with her husband Sebastien Bowen – five years after visiting the same venue when she had just been diagnosed with cancer.
Lady Deborah raised £6.7million for her ‘Bowelbabe’ fund, which she launched with her May Instagram post which revealed her body had ‘stopped playing ball’.
She was given femininity to the house by Prince William in the days that followed, which she says was one of the most “surreal” experiences of her life.
Dame Deborah was diagnosed in December 2016 and shot to fame with her You Me and the Big C podcast, where she and fellow hosts Rachael Bland and Lauren Mahon documented their cancer experiences.
Bland died in 2018 and was replaced on the show by her husband Steve.