Through the wonders of social media I have known Gina Shergold ever since I started fundraising for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. Gina's partner Steve was fighting bowel cancer, and she was writing the most informative and very personal blog about their journey. They later got married and went on to have little Esmee. However very sadly Steve passed away in November 2015 aged just 33. Bowel cancer is still very much perceived as an older person's illness, but more and more young people are being diagnosed. A lot more work needs to be done. Gina does fundraising work for cancer charities and also helps bowel cancer charities in raising awareness about this awful disease.
I am really happy that Gina is going to take part in the new book. She has become an inspiration to so many people associated with bowel cancer, and it will lovely to find out a little more about her story. It is a chapter that will hopefully touch people, but it will also be a warm, inspiring piece too. I am also looking forward to finding out about the first record she bought..
This week has been a pretty emotional week as we laid our Mum to rest. She lost her long 4 year battle with bowel cancer on August 29th. All proceeds raised from sales of the new book, when published, will be donated to Beating Bowel Cancer. Please take a look at my www.bowelcancerfundraisingwebsite.co.uk website to see the items I am already selling to raise funds for the charity.
I am still without a title for the new book, so any suggestions are welcome.