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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-04363

Deborah James - Bowelbabe

Submitted by: Edward Mountain, Highlands and Islands, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
Date lodged: Friday, May 13, 2022

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Alasdair Allan, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Ariane Burgess, Alexander Burnett, Stephanie Callaghan, Jackson Carlaw, Finlay Carson, Foysol Choudhury, Alex Cole-Hamilton, Graeme Dey, Bob Doris, Sharon Dowey, Fergus Ewing, Russell Findlay, Murdo Fraser, Meghan Gallacher, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Christine Grahame, Jamie Greene, Mark Griffin, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Rachael Hamilton, Emma Harper, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, Richard Leonard, Douglas Lumsden, Rona Mackay, Ruth Maguire, Gillian Martin, Stuart McMillan, Pauline McNeill, Jenni Minto, Audrey Nicoll, Paul O'Kane, Douglas Ross, Graham Simpson, Liz Smith, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Michelle Thomson, Evelyn Tweed, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Martin Whitfield, Brian Whittle

That the Parliament acknowledges what it sees as the inspirational work of Dame Deborah James, “Bowelbabe”, who has campaigned over the past five years for more awareness of bowel cancer symptoms and funding for research; considers that the social media and podcast posts by Deborah not only inspire those who are suffering from bowel cancer, but also their partners; further considers that this has encouraged people to talk about bowel cancer; congratulates her charity, Bowelbabe, on raising over £4 million so far for the Bowelbabe Fund, working with Cancer Research UK to fund clinical trials and research into personalised medicine for cancer patients, and supporting campaigns to raise awareness of bowel cancer; notes that its thoughts and wishes are with Deborah and her family as her fight against bowel cancer comes to an end, and encourages all those who are able, as she requested, to donate the equivalent of raising a glass, to Bowelbabe.