We all appreciate the help and support of friends when times are tough, and coping with treatments for breast cancer is no exception. So when its all over and life gradually returns to its new normal, it’s nice to be able to say thank you to all those who helped make a difference. Which is exactly what Mary-Anne Darlow did a few weeks ago.
Mary-Anne has been a Flat Friend since her mastectomy last November, going on to do the rounds of both chemo and radiotheraphy which she finally finished at the end of May this year.
Mary-Anne and her family refused any help for the party – this was her way of giving back and saying a big thank you. But she did have a tiny trick or two up her sleeve, as her email to her guests explained…
“As we have planned tomorrow to show our appreciation for all the support we have received over the last year we are providing food and drink, no contributions necessary. We have also been supported by a charity called Flat Friends, and would like to raise some money for them to continue their good work and would appreciate anything you would like to put in the pot towards this aim”
The first of what would be fifty-five guests started arriving at midday, and the last left at 8.00pm after a glorious afternoon lazing in the garden with food, drink, and music provided by a friend.
We think you did great, Mary-Anne, and here’s a big thanks from us to you and all your friends for such generosity!