We know that writing can be really therapeutic when living with and beyond breast cancer. We'd love to give a platform to any Flat Friends who blog by sharing your sites with other members. We're kicking off with the blogs of Eleanor and Donna. Eleanor Thomson blogs about faith, family and creativity at https://nelnanandnora.wordpress.com Donna Compton blogs about her breast [...]
Spring is here; cue still needing to wear a vest in the morning, having to strip off layers when the sun comes out at lunch, and wishing you’d worn a coat with a hood in the afternoon. Luckily for anyone who has had a single or double mastectomy without reconstruction, layers suit us perfectly. Spring is also a good [...]
Trustee Sarah spoke to the Sun, sharing her life after a breast cancer diagnosis and having a mastectomy without reconstruction. You can read the interview here
Juliet, one of the Admin team writes a regular blog. This month she writes about how her feelings have changed since being told that she needed a mastectomy three years ago to living happily with out breasts now. You can read the blog here
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