I am loving all the pics of you wearing my Rebellious Hope T-shirts, says Deborah James | The Sun

DAME Deborah James says she is “loving” the photos of people in their Rebellious Hope T-shirts, as she strives for £1million fundraising goal.

The Sun writer’s top, created with fashion brand In The Style, has even been sported by royalty.


She said the tagline 'Rebellious Hope' is "truly what has got me through the last 5 years", after her bowel cancer diagnosis in 2016.

Forty-year-old Debs wrote on Instagram Monday night: “Am loving your rebellious hope T-shirt pictures!

“We are Soooooooo close To raising £1million!

“Remember you can still get Yours – pink, Black and white!

“Thank you to the thousands of You who have done so already!”

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Since being moved to palliative care for her incurable disease last month, mum-of-two Debs has continued to fundraise for causes close to her heart.

She launched the Bowelbabe Fund which will go towards helping Cancer Research UK, the Royal Marsden and Bowel Cancer UK – in order to support research into 'giving more Deborah's more time'.

The fund has now reached £6.7million through direct donations.

And a further £1million is close to being added through T-shirt sales alone.

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The Countess of Wessex gave was spotted wearing one of the cancer campaigner's T-shirts last week.

Sophie, 57, sported the white 'Rebellious Hope' clobber as she joined hubby Edward at the beach on day two of their visit to Gibraltar on Wednesday.

Dame Debs has also been collecting funds through sales of Scamp & Dude handbags, a rose named after Debs, and her new book, How To Live When You Could Be Dead.

  • TO DONATE to BowelBabe Fund visit www.bowelbabe.org

Debs, who has incurable bowel cancer, last week said she is taking life “day-by-day” and at a much slower pace.

She said she was “still alive and kicking”, and defeating survival odds once again.

Alongside her fundraising, Dame Debs is raising awareness of bowel cancer symptoms as she has always done.

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This includes blood in stool, an obvious change to bowel habits and weight loss.

The former teacher is hoping to get more supermarkets on board with listing these symptoms on toilet roll packaging, after M&S took the lead.

  • Deborah’s T-shirt is available from In the Style in sizes 6-28
  • To pre-order Deborah’s book visit Amazon
  • The Dame Deborah James rose, Bare Root, is available at World of Roses
  • The Scamp & Dude coral with gold foil leopard print Swag Bag is also available online

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