Deborah bravely spoke about her final days
Announcing the launch of the BowelBabe Fund, Deborah told her followers she wanted them to donate the price of a drink in her honour, and in less than two days, more than £3 million has been raised.
“I’m just blown away, I never thought we’d get to that number in 12 hours. It makes me emotional to see the outpouring of love," she told The Sun.
In just 24 hours, the total had surpassed £1 million, and thanks to high-profile coverage on shows including Lorraine and BBC Breakfast, more money has poured into the fund.
The inspirational star is mum to two gorgeous children – Hugo and Eloise
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“I never in my wildest dreams thought we'd be waking up to this total 12 hours later. I'm actually crying!” she wrote on her Instagram Stories.
Now, Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, have thrown their support behind Debora’s vital cancer research fund, and shared a touching post honouring the mum-of-two and her tireless efforts to raise awareness.
All of the money raised will be split between Cancer Research UK, the Royal Marsden, and Bowel Cancer UK.
Deborah said her body was 'no longer playing ball'
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The star shared details of her cancer journey in a regular column for The Sun – titled Things Cancer Made Me Say – as well as on the You, Me and the Big C podcast, and on ITV ’s morning show Lorraine.
Debora struck up a close friendship with the 62-year-old presenter, and she tearfully paid tribute to her friend during Tuesday’s show.
“I know she is watching now, and she wants to say, ‘Thank you’,” Lorraine told viewers.