Stand Up to Cancer is hosting the Great British Bake Off event, which you can watch on Channel 4 every weekend on Sundays. One of the participants had a personal battle with cancer during filming, dealing with chemotherapy and then wearing a stoma bag. Yet, radio personality Adele Roberts says taking part in it is what helped her through the hard times.
It was the heartwarming atmosphere with other participants that really made her feel alive. Talking to them really inspired and motivated her, while making the cake also gave her further encouragement. It hasn’t been an easy road, but she was glad to have supportive people around her.
As explained in Hello! Magazine:
“It gave me something to look forward to. When you’re going through treatment, you need things to keep you motivated and focused on mentally because otherwise you can go to a very dark place. Even practicing kept me motivated and inspired. The whole team and crew also really looked after me. They even made sure I had an ice machine because at the time I was overheating a lot.”
The members of the show were allowed to communicate, which meant they often shared ideas or asked for advice. Adele found this comforting, meaning she didn’t need to feel overwhelmed with the challenge while also fighting against cancer.
It’s so great to see humans show their humanity when they care for one another. It’s something we need to see more often.