Our trustee Sarah Coombes, talks to Suburban Turban about her journey and passion for fashion after mastectomy. Read the article here.
Sue Yates, trustee of Flat Friends tells her story to her local newspaper. Read the article here.
One of our inspirational members, Amanda Pilbeam, is raising funds for us by running the London Marathon this year. You can find out more about Amanda and how to support her here.
Flat Friends Flatter Formal Fashion (or, What to Wear to a Black Tie Ball, Christmas Do, or New Year Party!)
This November saw Boobie Ball 2 in honour of Janine Brook. Sadly Janine passed away earlier this year. She was a Flat Friend and Sarah, one of our Trustees, met her when she was a model at the Breast Cancer Care fashion show a couple of years ago. So, a dozen Flat Friends travelled to Nottingham to help raise money [...]
Sarah Coombes, one of our Trustees, was interviewed on BBC Look East in early October. Here's her account of her appearance. Breast cancer has created lots of firsts: I started blogging. I started being interested in fashion. I became a trustee of a charity (Flat Friends UK!). I ran a marathon. I went to university. And now I’ve been [...]
Rosemary, one of our members, says, "I was invited onto BBC Radio Merseyside to talk a little about my journey with breast cancer and my decision to remain flat and decline reconstruction. It was an absolute pleasure to meet Ngunan Adamu on BBC Radio Merseyside." You can listen to the interview here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6woyOmK6U4&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR21wdJE57Hzvdl7QUaMdvAtR09SIYujGi7jsXHv06yYh5YOBs3_A3siXf0
After I had texted and tweeted BBC Radio 5 Live about how I made the positive choice to live flat after mastectomy, they asked me if I'd like to be a guest editor on the Afternoon Edition show, hosted by Nihal Arthanayake show on September 18th. I was joined by Sarah Coombes, Flat Friend Trustee, Joanna Franks, Consultant Breast & [...]
One of our Admin, Juliet Fitzpatrick, writes a regular blog and this one is entitled Reasons to be cheerful about living without breasts Living without breasts? Being back in hospital for a non-cancer operation recently, prompted me to think about my body and how it has changed over the last two and a half years following my breast cancer diagnosis. [...]
Flat Friends’ Flatter Fashion Blog Spring 2018 I started Flatter Fashion three years ago now, with the aim of dispelling the myth that if you have had a mastectomy and are living without reconstruction you should dress to disguise your lack of two breasts. I am always asked if we need clothing designers to create specialist clothing for women [...]
Sarah Coombes, one of our trustees, tells her breast cancer story to 'Ask the Doctor’ with Dr Christian Jessen. LOSING YOUR BREASTS TO CANCER IS A TRAUMATIC EXPERIENCE. WE MEET SARAH COOMBS WHO PROVES YOU CAN FEEL FABULOUS AND FEMININE AFTER A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY Slipping the red dress over my head, I feel it fall softly against my skin [...]