Monday, 24 April 2017
Christopher Biggins in the Lives & Times Bowel Cancer Charity Book
I was delighted to meet with, the legend of stage and television, Christopher Biggins outside The Delaunay restaurant next to The Aldwych Theatre in London. Christopher lost his father to bowel cancer, which I was hadn't realised when I first approached him to be part of the book.
Biggins was a great sport having an extra photo taken with the Beating Bowel Cancer tie, and although time was short he couldn't have been more helpful. He was every bit as nice as you would have hoped from seeing him on the TV.
The Lives & Times charity book was published in November 2015, and it has so far raised just over £3250 for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. My mother was diagnosed with bowel cancer in 2012. She fought this awful illness for over four years with great courage and dignity. The cancer finally spread to her brain and she passed away on August 29th, 2016. All proceeds raised from sales of the book, available on my www.bowelcancerfundraising.co.uk website, are donated to the charity.
Bowel cancer is the 2nd biggest cancer killer in the UK with 16,000 lives lost to it each year. If detected early it is very treatable in over 90% of cases. Raising awareness and improving early detection statistics is key to reducing the numbers of deaths.