Sue’s Posh Tea Party

UNFORTUNATELY SUE HAS HAD TO POSTPONE THIS

From 15h until 17h.  Glass of Prosecco, sandwiches, cakes and tea  15 euros per person. Please book before Monday 11th September.                           Telephone 05 55 00 31 15.

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Christmas Quiz

Teams of four to six people at 12,00 euros per person. This includes sausage and mash with onion gravy, and dessert. Vegetarian option available.
It should be a fun evening, so please come along and support.
To reserve telephone Karen 05 55 68 64 43.

Quiz

We are holding another quiz at the Mairie, Videix 87600 on Saturday 13th November 2021 at 19h00. Teams of 4. Price 10 euros per person to include a ploughman’s supper and a complimentary drink. Please bring your own cutlery. Mask and le pass santaire is required under Covid-19 rules. Any queries or to book a table please email president@cshautevienne.org

Annual General Meeting

We are having our annual general meeting at 14h30, at the Maire Videix 87600. All are welcome, although only members can vote. Nominations, apologies and pouvoirs to the President Mme Ware S, 51 Saint Gervais, Videix 87600.

Co founder Cancer Suport France and our lead trainer

Linda Shepherd 20 August 1952 – 23 March 2017

Linda Shepherd was an amazing lady. She moved to France at the beginning of 21st century with her husband and at her first mammogram they found a tumour. She went through extensive treatment which she said was wonderful, but found that she needed to be able to talk about her fears and worries in her mother tongue and so Cancer Support France was born.

She worked tirelessly for the group. She once told me that this was her mission in life. She became President of the then new National Committee and in 2014 she stepped down. She at that time had hoped to go into the church but was turned down, which was a source of great hurt and feelings of rejection. However, the cancer had returned with a vengeance and taking time to sort this out, we, CSH-V, invited her to become our trainer.

At our first training session with her, being mid-treatment, she greeted us with ‘I may feel like shit, but I am not going to look like shit’! And so she started on another journey looking at diets, lifestyles and make-up enabling our Active Listeners to have a closer understanding of this terrible disease.

She co-trained with a number of trainers from other associations for H-V. She suggested for one of our ‘treat days’ for our ALs to say thank you to them for all their hard work, we had a Colour Me Beautiful session with a friend of her’s, Anne Slater, which turned out to be a really fun day for us all.

She still had close connections with CSF National and was invited to the Trainers’ Training Day and was pleased to find that a number of her suggestions had been taken up in the Initial Training Course as she still had so much experience to offer.

She did her last training session for CSH-V at our AGM on 1 March. She was obviously very ill and when she gave her Trainer’s report we all felt she was saying goodbye.

Linda had enormous compassion, a true sense of faith and will be deeply missed as a friend, as our trainer and our guide. Her legacy lives on in the associations across France and I am sure the people CSF and CSH-V have helped over the years are so grateful to her for creating this amazing organisation.

Training day

Linda our trainer shared the training with Jane Rae from Cancer Support France Gasgony

Tea room for a day

As part of our awareness week 2016. Bev and Sharon kindly organised this. Picture shows Sharon and Bev with their husbands Mick and Lew.

Get together

Its not often that we are able to meet socially but on Saturday 15th October 2016 at Montrol Senard we had a very enjoyable lunch.

Sausage and Mash with music

As part our our awareness week. Del and Jackie of the Le Repos donated the ingredients which also included apple crumble and custard. The Kittens kindly donated their fee to play during the evening.