Terrific news as I can confirm that Janet Ellis has agreed to be in the new fundraising book for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity. Perhaps best known for her time as a presenter on Blue Peter, she has been a regular face on our television screen for almost 40 years. This year she has published her first novel, The Butcher's Hook, and she is also the mother of Sophie Ellis-Bextor. This should all add up to making another fascinating chapter for the book.
The new book, which will follow on from Beating Bowel Cancer published in 2012 and Lives & Times published in 2015, will be in memory to my Mum. She fought a long battle with bowel cancer, but sadly passed away on August 29th. All proceeds raised from sales of the new book will be donated to Beating Bowel Bowel. As well as hopefully raising a decent amount of money for the charity, the other aim of the book will be to help raise awareness about bowel cancer. It is the second highest cancer killer in the UK, and yet if detected early is one of most treatable with a 90% survival rate.