ame Deborah James revealed she has been secretly making her own clothing collection and the first item she will release is a t-shirt for charity.

The bowel cancer awareness champion, who is also known as Bowel Babe and has raised more than £6m for charity, shared the news in a social media post.

Working with In The Style, James – who has stage 4 bowel cancer – said her main collection wasn’t ready yet but revealed she was wearing one of the dresses when she met Prince William , who personally delivered the fashion to her family.

The 40-year-old wrote: “I am delighted to finally be able to share (at least in part) a project I have been working on for several months now. Together with the @inthestyle team, I have been creating and designing a beautiful clothing collection that hopefully makes us all look and feel great!!!

“The main collection isn’t ready yet, although some of you will notice that I recently wore a stunning array of floral dresses – which I can confirm were worn for Prince William’s visit! ”

The BBC presenter went on to explain how channeling her creativity into the collection has served as a welcome distraction as she goes through grueling treatment.

She said: “I can’t tell you how this partnership helped me through my hospital stays and cured me of cancer. For years I’ve always talked about ‘Dress to make you feel better’ and in recent months, all the ups and downs, in and out of the hospital, getting dressed up, and bouncing around on Lippy has made a difference. different for my journey. . ”

James confirmed her first release will be a white t-shirt with the tagline “Rebellious Heart” with “100% profit” from each sale to the Bowelbabe Foundation for Cancer Research Kingdom. Brother.

Deborah James reveals the dress she wore when Prince William gifted her with her Damehood was from her clothing collection

/ Deborah James

Posing in a T-shirt on Instagram, the mother-of-two explained: “Today, as a tester, however, I wanted to share something really special… ..

“As you all know, I’ve always had a quote close to my heart… ‘Rebellious Hope’ so @inthestyle kindly agreed with me to release an exclusive edition t-shirt limited to support @bowelbabefund. You can order via the @inthestyle App NOW, with 100% of the profits (minimum £7.08 per t-shirt) from each sale going directly to the Bowelbabe Foundation for Research Cancer UK. ”

James was originally diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and over the years, thousands of her followers have updated candid accounts of her condition and treatment.

Earlier this month, the former vice-principal announced that she had stopped active treatment and that she is now receiving hospice care, unsure how much longer she has to live.

“I can’t wait (or sadly I will be giving it to my family and ITS) to share the rest of the collection, I’m also happy to say that the plan for that collection is all profit. will be funded by the Bowelbabe Foundation for Cancer Research UK. Please know that I’ve had a lot of fun designing and curating things and I hope you have the same wearing all x’s,” the post concluded.


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