Deborah James’ ‘lost for words’ as cancer research fundraiser reaches £5,000,000 after being ‘humbled’ by Damehood

Countless people called for Deborah to be made a Dame before it was made official (Picture: Instagram)

Upon the news of her Damehood, Deborah said in a statement shared on social media: ‘I don’t even know where to start with the overwhelming tears getting in the way. I’m humbled and blown away that 5 years of talking about poo can lead to a Damehood!’

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She also said that she was ‘getting more and more sleepy and finding life a bit harder’.

‘With this money hopefully more people will have more time with their loved ones. Who knows what plants we might grow, but when done with hope we pray that some blossom into game changers for our kids, and many more to come,’ she wrote.

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On Monday, Deborah announced that she had moved to hospice care as her cancer treatment was stopped, saying: ‘Nobody knows how long I’ve got left.’

‘Right now for me it’s all about taking it a day at a time, step by step and being grateful for another sunrise. My whole family are around me and we will dance through this together, sunbathing and laughing (I’ll cry!!) at every possible moment!’ she wrote.

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