Deborah James receives Damehood as her fundraiser passes £5 million 1 year ago

Deborah James receives Damehood as her fundraiser passes £5 million

The podcast host said that she is "utterly honoured" to receive the title.

Prince William has awarded Deborah James with a Damehood after her fundraiser reached the £5 million mark.


James, who is the host of the popular podcast You, Me and the Big C, has been raising money for a number of cancer charities after she told her followers that she doesn't know how much time she has left.

Last week, she shared the devastating news that her cancer treatment has stopped, and she has been moved to a hospice.

Her fundraiser, the Bowel Babe Fund, has since raised over £5 million for Cancer Research UK, The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity and Bowel Cancer UK.

Yesterday, she shared a photo of Prince William's visit, and shared that she was "utterly honoured" to be awarded the Damehood.


She wrote: "Prince William actually came to our family house today!!

"I am utterly honoured that he joined us for afternoon tea and champagne, where he not only spent a generous amount of time talking to my whole family but also honoured me with my Damehood."

The podcaster continued: "It's quite surreal having a royal pop in at home, and yes you can imagine the cleaning antics and preparation went off the scale - but it was all irrelevant because William was so kind and he put us all at ease.

"He is clearly passionate about improving oncology outcomes as the President of the Royal Marsden."


Deborah added: "It was such a special day for my whole family, making memories to last a life time. He's welcome back any time!"

Earlier this week, James thanked everyone who supported the fundraiser so far, and said that she was in a state of disbelief.

In a story on Instagram, she wrote: "I’m utterly in [disbelief] to wake up to see £2 million in the fund!

"Thank you for your generous donations. Thank you for helping me build a future where we can [show] Cancer who is boss. We have brilliant, enthusiastic talent in this country - let’s support them to do the best job they can to give more people more time living."


You can donate to the Bowel Babe Fund right here.