Friday, 4 November 2016

Alan Davies Features in the Lives & Times Bowel Cancer Fundraising Book

Alan Davies was a great addition to the Lives & Times book. I got to meet up with at Reading Hexagon when he was on his Little Victories tour in 2014. It was fascinating turning up to the venue and getting to talk to and photograph him with not another soul in the house. Alan was another one of the celebrities who I had made contact with on Twitter, and had immediately said yes to my request. He only really found out the fundraising I was doing for Beating Bowel Cancer when we met, so he was a top man for taking a chance on meeting this unknown person on Twitter...

When I met Alan my mother was in remission from bowel cancer. She had successful surgery for bowel cancer in 2012, and then on her lungs in early 2013. It was towards the end of 2014, a few weeks after meeting Alan, that the cancer returned. Mum fought bravely and hard, but in spite of having a couple more lung operations the cancer kept coming back. In November 2015 the cancer spread to her brain and ultimately this proved to be a battle that she couldn't win, and she peacefully passed away a couple of months ago on August 29th. 

The book, along with the silk screen prints, has done amazingly well thanks to the generosity of everybody. It has raised over £2650 for the charity so far. Please continue to support it as it would be fantastic to push on towards to £3000. All proceeds raised from sales are donated to the charity. I am in the early stages of putting together a new book scheduled for 2018...

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