Deborah James: A rose now bears her name

Debora James
A rose bears her name from now on

BBC podcast host Deborah James, 40, now has a rose named after her.

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A variety of roses will be named after BBC presenter Deborah James, who has terminal colon cancer, as she personally revealed.

BBC podcast host Deborah James, 40, shared a picture on Instagram on Friday announcing that a rose will be named after her. James, who was seriously ill with cancer, cried when the rose breeders from “World of Roses” approached her with the request.

“The Dame Deborah James Rose” is meant to serve a good cause

The presenter also writes in the post that “The Dame Deborah James Rose” can already be pre-ordered. The flower will then be available from autumn. She is particularly pleased that £2.50 from the sale of each rose will be donated to her “Bowelbabe” fund. This will raise money for cancer research in the UK.

The number of roses presented at the end of May at the “RHS Chelsea Flower Show” is limited. “I can’t wait for my family to plant them everywhere this fall,” says James. “Rose is my favorite flower and I hope this one will brighten everyone’s smile,” she wrote.

The rose will forever remember Deborah James

The image posted by James shows the “Dame Deborah James Rose” which has white petals on the outside and soft pink on the inside. It touches her deeply and gives her “the most beautiful thoughts” that this variety can now be cultivated forever. Perhaps one day she will even decorate daughter Eloise’s (12) wedding bouquet, muses the mother, who is receiving palliative treatment in a hospice for her colon cancer.

The terminally ill Deborah James also received great recognition from the Royals for her charitable commitment and the fight against cancer. Queen Elizabeth II (96) awarded her the title of “Dame” in May – a term for women corresponding to the knightly title “Sir”. The rose named after her now also bears this. Prime Minister Boris Johnson (57) addressed her family, who are supporting her at this difficult time, with the words, “My thoughts are with you and Deborah should know that she has the love and gratitude of the country”.


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