Wednesday 6 July 2022 02:21 AM Dame Deborah James' parents raise a glass in her honour trends now

Wednesday 6 July 2022 02:21 AM Dame Deborah James' parents raise a glass in her honour trends now
Wednesday 6 July 2022 02:21 AM Dame Deborah James' parents raise a glass in her honour trends now

Wednesday 6 July 2022 02:21 AM Dame Deborah James' parents raise a glass in her honour trends now

The parents of Dame Deborah James, who passed away last week from bowel cancer aged just 40, have asked the nation to raise a glass in memory of their daughter as they toasted her memory.

Heather and Alistair James visited a garden festival at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey on Monday, where they inspected a special kind of rose sold by the Harkness Rose Company named after their late daughter. 

Each rose was on sale for £2.50 with proceeds going to the Bowelbabe Fund - a charity fundraising initiative set up by the late dame which has raised millions to fund cancer research.

'Today we raised a glass to Dame Debs at Hampton Court Flower Show,' a social media post from the rose company read, accompanied by a picture of the dame's parents clinking glasses.

It comes after Heather last week shared an image to her Instagram story asking her followers to raise a glass in earnest as she shared another glass of wine with Alistair in memory of their daughter.

Dame Deborah, known as Bowelbabe, died on Tuesday, June 28 eight years on from being diagnosed with bowel cancer.

Heather and Alistair James visited a garden festival at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey on Monday, where they inspected a special kind of rose sold by the Harkness Rose Company named after their late daughter

Heather and Alistair James visited a garden festival at Hampton Court Palace in Surrey on Monday, where they inspected a special kind of rose sold by the Harkness Rose Company named after their late daughter

Heather last week shared an image to her Instagram story asking her followers to raise a glass in earnest as she shared another glass of wine with Alistair in memory of their daughter

Heather last week shared an image to her Instagram story asking her followers to raise a glass in earnest as she shared another glass of wine with Alistair in memory of their daughter 

Dame Deborah, known as Bowelbabe, died on Tuesday, June 28 eight years on from being diagnosed with bowel cancer

Dame Deborah, known as Bowelbabe, died on Tuesday, June 28 eight years on from being diagnosed with bowel cancer

On May 9, the mother-of-two shared a heartbreaking 'goodbye' message to her 470,000 Instagram followers

On May 9, the mother-of-two shared a heartbreaking 'goodbye' message to her 470,000 Instagram followers, revealing she was being moved into hospice-at-home care, while 'surrounded by family', because 'my body simply isn't playing ball'

Dame Deborah James has raised more than £7 million for cancer research

Dame Deborah James has raised more than £7 million for cancer research

The campaigner's closest friends led emotional tributes to her a short documentary entitled Dame Deborah James: The Last Dance, which followed her throughout her final years with terminal cancer.

Cancer activist Lauren Mahon, 37, who presented BBC podcast You, Me and the Big C with Dame

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