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Sarah Coombes on BBC Look East

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 [...]

Sarah Coombes on BBC Look East2018-11-14T15:13:12+00:00

Rosemary Quayes on BBC Radio Merseyside

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

Rosemary Quayes on BBC Radio Merseyside2018-10-25T11:48:01+00:00

An introduction from Juliet Fitzpatrick

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 & [...]

An introduction from Juliet Fitzpatrick2018-10-05T15:04:58+00:00

Our trustee, Sarah Coombes talks about spring clothing in her Flatter Fashion blog

 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 [...]

Our trustee, Sarah Coombes talks about spring clothing in her Flatter Fashion blog2018-05-16T12:07:41+00:00

“Why I Chose A Life Without Breasts”

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 [...]

“Why I Chose A Life Without Breasts”2018-03-04T10:11:36+00:00

Vitamin D – are you getting enough?

Here is the November blog by Joan Faria. Joan is a registered Nutritional Therapist and will be writing each month on various topics around diet and health, helping our bodies heal from disease and remain healthy this blog is about Vitamin D. Now that British Summer Time is over, unless you are lucky enough to be on holiday in [...]

Vitamin D – are you getting enough?2017-11-21T20:38:36+00:00

Eating for Autumn

We are really pleased that Joan Faria, a Flat Friend member for more than two years, will be writing a regular blog for us. Joan is a registered Nutritional Therapist and will be writing each month on various topics around diet and health, helping our bodies heal from disease and remain healthy. [Gilly] Now that we are past the equinox, [...]

Eating for Autumn2017-10-11T21:45:11+00:00

Get Together for Flat Friends

Life can be hectic. Work, errands, hospital appointments, housework. One week rolls into another, the months go by... But life is too short to sort socks! It’s time to Get Together and make a stand! Flat Friends UK is putting the spotlight on the importance of friendship in life, before and after mastectomy. You could hold a bake sale, have a [...]

Get Together for Flat Friends2019-09-19T12:30:35+00:00