About Sarah

Straight-talking survivor of four cancers over 36 years, up front about living #breastfree and life in the real world

Marathon Sarah

Sarah Coombes, Trustee of Flat Friends UK, reports on her recent marathon of a marathon in Brighton... "Soooo... I'd managed a few 10k races in the past, and raised money for various charities - but then I became a trustee of Flat Friends UK, and felt that I needed to up the stakes. Around the time of my last 10k, [...]

Flat Friends Flatter Fashion Blog – Spring 2017

Welcome to the second Flat Friends Flatter Fashion Blog! As you know, Sarah is an incredibly proud member of Flat Friends UK, and now some of our Flat Friends are contributing to Flatter Fashion each season. There are well over 600 members of the closed Flat Friends UK group, which means there’s an enormous amount of knowledge and experience of finding [...]

A Matter Of Choice

A great interview on CBS News in America. We are really pleased that they included a link to our UK charity as a place to get help and advice on living flat. Picture from CBS News: "A growing number of breast cancer survivors are deciding to “go flat” and embrace their scars, even baring them publicly." Full story...

Founder Gilly Cant talks to Kat Lister about her choice to live flat after mastectomy

Kat Lister of The Pool Health interviewed Flat Friends founder Gilly Cant at the end of last year. In this eloquent article, Kat has captured the words and spirit of Gilly, Liz Powell, and one of our patrons Ash Subramanian with integrity and honesty. Read on... Why some women choose to “live flat” after breast cancer Breast reconstruction isn’t the only way to [...]

Roundup: Flat Friend photographers make headlines…

Today was a big day in photographer and Flat Friends trustee Sarah J Dow's world when she went live on air at BBC Wiltshire to talk about the Flat Friendship 2017 Calendar project. Its a must listen! (From 1hr 28mins in). The Wiltshire Times also covered the story... Jai Eastwood, a photographer and Flat Friends member from South Wales also created [...]

24 Hours….

Yes, only a little over 24 hours left to order your 2017 Flat Friendship Calendar in time for Christmas. If, like me, you've been meaning to get around to it and haven't yet - and if, like me, you are about to zoom out again for the evening - then put it top of your list of 'Things I Must [...]