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Deborah James shares plans for her NEXT fundraising project to help find a cure for cancer

DAME Deborah James has announced her next fundraising project to help find a cure for cancer.

Since being transferred to palliative care last month, the Sun author has raised millions for charity.

Deborah James polled followers if a men's Rebellious Hope t-shirt would be of interest as she tries to reach £1million

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Deborah James polled followers if a men’s Rebellious Hope t-shirt would be of interest as she tries to reach £1millionPhoto credit: Instagram
Debs asked her followers what kind of fit they would like for the men's version

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Debs asked her followers what kind of fit they would like for the men’s version

The Bowelbabe fund has reached £6.7million – with a further £1.1million to be added with gift aid donations.

Money from the fund will be used to support Cancer Research UK, Royal Marsden and Bowel Cancer UK to support research to ‘give more Deborah more time’.

Alongside the fund, Deborah has also launched a fashion collection with In The Style, along with her now iconic Rebellious Hope t-shirts.

Posting on Instagram today, she shared plans for the team to reach £1million from sales of the tops.

To donate to the BowelBabe Fund, visit www.bowelbabe.org

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She said: “Anyone interested in or wanting to wear a ‘men’ version – navy blue and white – very limited edition.

“Last color offer, I promise! I just want to hit £1m.”

Debs then proceeded to ask her followers what type of fit people would like, naming options like oversized, regular, or slim and more elongated.

The activist posted on Instagram last night thanking everyone for sharing pictures of them wearing the shirts.

The mother-of-two, who has terminal colon cancer, said last week she takes life “day by day” and at a much slower pace.

She still fights tirelessly and practically cheers on the participants of the Race for Life.

Over the weekend, Debs dressed up with her husband Sebastien Bowen to see La Bohème at the East Sussex venue.

And last night she was able to enjoy some cocktails in the sun with her brother Benjamin James.

Posting a picture of the finished result, she said: “It’s the pickle juice that does it for me! Feels like a salad in a cocktail.”

The mum-of-two has been enjoying the high temperatures across the UK in recent days and even managed to turn up for a margarita last week.

  • To pre-order Deborah’s book, visit Amazon
  • Her t-shirt is available in sizes 6-28 through In the Style
  • Dame Deborah James Rose, Bare Root is available at World of Roses

On a visit to the Beaverbrook estate in Surrey, she said she was grateful to have another moment of sunshine on her face and food that made her smile.

“I’m just trying to find the diamond moments in the raw — but if you look hard enough, you realize they can still be there,” she added.

However, she told fans not to be under any illusions about how much effort this outing requires.

“I’m done! I’ve found that it takes me longer to get ready and go organized than the time I actually stick out anywhere!

“Getting dressed is tedious, organizing medication is tedious, the extra exercise, the travelling, wondering what mood your stomach is in – it’s all real!

“But then the feeling of being able to do something you didn’t think was possible, made up, put on new shoes, the sun is smiling – well then it’s all worth it!

“It’s sort of cheeky ‘dying still living’ with two fingers on top of everything.”

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Sarah Y. Kim

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