Another great coup for the forthcoming charity book, is BBC presenter and journalist, Dan Walker. As well as presenting BBC Breakfast three times a week, Dan presents Football Focus and covers a variety of sports events. It's looking like I will be meeting him towards the end of May, and more details about that will follow once it's confirmed.
The book is being done in memory of my mother, who lost her four and half year battle with bowel cancer on August 29th, 2016. Although she successfully had surgery in 2012 to remove a tumour from her bowel, she went to suffer from secondary bowel cancer on her left lung and then her brain. In spite of four lung operations, and CyberKnife treatment for her brain, it was the cancer on her brain that she was unable to beat. Bowel cancer claims 16,000 lives each year, the second highest cancer killer. If detected early it is one of the most treatable in 90% of cases with patient survival rates of over five years. As well as raising funds for the Beating Bowel Cancer charity, the book will hopefully help raise awareness about this awful disease.
This book is the follow up to 2015's Lives & Times, which has raised over £3000 for Beating Bowel Cancer to date.