The book is a heartwarming and uplifting read inspired by my own mother's battle with bowel cancer. Sadly Mum lost her brave and courageous 4 year battle with cancer at the end of August. As well as raising funds for the charity the book is helping to raise awareness about this awful disease. Bowel cancer is the 2nd highest cancer killer in the UK, but is one of the most treatable if detected early with a 90% survival rate. If one person gets checked out and successfully treated as a result of reading the book then it will have more than done its job.
Lives & Times features photographs of celebrities who came together to help beat bowel cancer. Each photo is accompanied by the anecdotal story behind the meeting. It was not just celebrities who supported the project and the book also features chapters on some amazing and fascinating everyday people. Everyone gave up their free time to take in the book. It took 18 months to complete and contains over 100 photos and 44,000 words. To date the book and other items on the website have raised over £3100.