The committee are all ladies , many are mums and many work like Karen who’s a freelance journalist for UK national newspapers and magazines and has an incredible A-List of people she has interviewed ?we get talking about Danny Devito , Helen Mirren and Elle McPherson some of the people she has met through her work and we also talk about the incredible story she has just co-written with Callie Blackwell it’s her 2nd book ? The boy in 7 billion
Ellie and Karen’s background back in England
KEY POINTS[04:16] What to expect from the programme [03:00] Ellie grew up down in Eastbourne for an Enid Blyton kind of up bringing and Karen had a more street wise upbringing in London. We talked about their moves to the South of France. [08:48] RIVIERA SCOOP The Boy in 7 Billion new book co-written by Karen with Callie Blackwell will be published by Mirror Books available April 6th 2017. Mail on Sunday is doing a serialisation, The Mirror and This Morning’scPhil and Holly are doing interviews as are the Metro and the Sun. It’s a “Fantastic” book and Derry’s incredible journey a care with cannabis. [10:42] Open the debate on using alternative treatments and therapies for treating cancer e.g. using cannabis. Is there an incentive to look at medical research for cannabis oil and cannabis tincture – medicinal cannabis. California has legalised cannabis for medical reasons.More research and more clinical trials are needed. [16:00] Ellie’s brother was the trigger for Mimosa Matters. Her brother had just been diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer – very rare for an under 40 year old over a kitchen table the idea took seed as so many had been touched by cancer. The Mimosa Ball was their first event raising 34,000 euros. The committee is run by 9 incredible women. PureDesign International has supported Mimosa Matters with IT and publicity support.
[20:00] WHAT EVENTS
Fiona McCloud’s Quiz nights in Castle Pub in Chateauneuf de Grasse, Clothing Sales run in the Provencal Golf Club
The Mimosa Ball: 13th May 2017 held at the Royal Mougins Golf Club in association with Yachting Partners International (YPI) .
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The Nice Cannes Marathon ..join in even if you can only do a stage. There was an after party in Ma Nolan’s in Cannes.
They are looking for more people to fundraise .. Do you have an idea? Go and speak to the Mimosa Matters. Just arrived and you want to meet more people join this community.
What happens to the money ? All the money is fed into partner cancer charities.
- La Ligue Contre le Cancer
- L’Espace Ligue Centre supporting local community in Antibes
- Cancer Support Group 06 (CSG06)
- Pediatric oncology unit in l’Archet allowed children to have entertainment in the summer and had trips to Disney.
- The art of hearing heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker – Karen would read this in the Côte d’Azur’s very own Venice – Port Grimaud
- Ellie recommends : In the Shadows of Crows Book by David Charles Manners
- and Breathing Out by Karen Hockney available on Amazon because it is is an essential tool for cancer sufferers and their families to understand from both sides.
- The Boy in 7 Billion Callie Blackwell and Karen Hockney
Cancer Support Group 06 https://cancersupportgroup06.wixsite.com/csg06
Nicknamed The little English school in Sophia Antipolis they run activities in English, for 0-16 years olds in term time and in the holidays.
Try dance on Wednesdays for 3-4 year olds or computer programming for 8-12 year olds in the holidays it’s all in English.
And there is an Amazing summer programme as part of AdoLand where us teens can learn valuable skills and get to understand the local community ?we will also be going on fun outings like sailing and to salto (that was my idea!)
Check it out www.kidooland.com