There are some truly magical people in the breast cancer community, who do not realise just how many hearts and minds they touch.
Yesterday's lunch at the Savoy was a celebration of 30 years of the Estée Lauder Pink Ribbon breast cancer campaign and one year since the official opening of the incredible Future Dreams House in Kings Cross. It was a magical day with wonderful people sharing love, light and support for each other.
For the first time in my life, I can honestly say that I felt a deep sense of belonging in a room full of complete strangers. It was like we all just understood each other. We came together to champion each other. We were all connected by utterly rubbish circumstances, but there was truly nothing rubbish about the invisible connection and bond we had.
Me and Melanie had never met (or even spoken) before yesterday, but it felt like we had known each other forever. We sat with so many fabulous ladies including the lovely Laura Middleton-Hughes, known online as bald-boobless-and-beautiful, Laura and Tori (AKA Lincoln & Sydney), the amazing
Secondary Sisters, Gemma, Charlii, Jeannie, Paola and Jane - I wish I had time to speak to everybody.
The lovely journalist, Leah Hardy, spoke about being diagnosed with stage 3, grade 3 breast cancer last August, and then the fabulous Victoria Derbyshire who was diagnosed in 2015, spoke with a panel of three incredibly inspirational ladies;
Victoria Ekanoye, Rosamund Dean and Charlii Siddu about how the Future Dreams Charity had been such a lifeline to each of them.
It was a powerful and moving day, and there were times when there was not a dry eye in the house. We enjoyed luxury hospitality at the Savoy with luxury Rosé wine 'Whispering Angel' which had us all on #CloudWine. I am so grateful for the connections and the friendships that have come out of something so bloody awful for all of us.
Oh, and side note: I felt like a total FANGIRL geek when I saw Leanne Pero, Carly Moosah, Nikki Newman and Lauren Macmahon IRL - obviously not to mention Gaby Rosalind, Cat Dailey, Liz Hurley, Patsy Kensit and Julia Bradbury! 🤩
Danielle and Sylvie wished for nobody would ever have to face breast cancer alone, and that legacy has certainly been achieved through the future dreams dreams house. Their work continues to reach more and more ladies every month, helping them regain self-confidence and find themselves again after breast cancer.
If you, or anyone you know, has been affected by breast cancer. Even if you’re not from London! I urge you to visit the future dreams house in Kings Cross... for a little bit of magic in the middle of all the mayhem!