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News - The Weekly News Magazine for
No. 146 - 9th May 2007
Week - [Celebrating Good News for Matt - A 'Gathering May'
Concert at Broome Farm - Business of the week]
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Good News for Matt!
Thursday afternoon, Bernice and I went to Cheltenham hospital
with Matt to find out the result of his full body PET scan.
Although we were confident that everything would be fine,
there were still some back of the mind doubts. Matt's consultant,
Dr. Sean Elyan met us in a small room in the radiotherapy
department. As soon as I found out we had to go there, a
feeling of dread overcame me. However, it turned out that
this was just because that was where Dr. Elyan happened
to be working that day.
result of the scan showed that after two operations and
eight months of chemotherapy, Matt has no active cancer
remaining. Although Matt himself just took it in his stride
as usual, the relief to the rest of us was just unreal.
telling us the result, Dr. Elyan asked Matt, 'Are you going
out to celebrate tonight?'
'Dunno - might do,' he replied, indifferently.
will have continue to see the specialist every three months
for the next two years for a check-up and every year for
the rest of his life but the cancer is in remission. If
it stays that way for the next five years, chances are it
will not come back.
did celebrate! As a family, with a meal at the Prince of
Wales on Saturday evening. And very nice it was too! Eleven
months ago, deep down we all took in the possibility that
we might lose Matt. Now we have him back and that's just
unbelievable to all of us!
photo below shows my whole family, happy together in one
place. This is a most unusual occurrence these days as we
all grow older. Left to right in the picture are Matt, myself,
Bernice, Sarah, Chris' girlfriend - Ali, Chris and Tina.
'Gathering May' Concert at Broome Farm
soprano Clementine Lovell, Baritone Alexander Baker together
with their accompanist Anna Channon on the piano gave a
brilliant performance of classical songs on Sunday afternoon
of the recent holiday weekend.
opened with a recital of A Shropshire Lad by George Butterworth.
Clementine followed with a recital of Benjamin Britten's
Folksongs. After the interval, Clementine and Alex performed
a number of duets by Pergolesi, Mozart, Offenbach, and Lehar.
over 100 enthusiasts packed the barn at Broome Farm, an
unusual setting for a classical concert. Despite fears,
the acoustics were excellent. The barn was decorated with
apple blossom, may, lilac and other hedgerow flowers.
the end of the concert, Clementine and Anna were presented
with a bouquet of flowers and Alex was given a bottle of
the farm cider.
thanked John and Hilary Draper for giving their services
to provide lunches and teas and to Mike Johnson for the
loan of the barn and to everyone who helped prepare the
Long of Broome Farm later said, 'Given the success of this
concert, we hope that Clementine will arrange another concert
in the future.'
Anna Channon - piano, Alex Baker - baritone and Clementine Lovell
- soprano. Ref: DSC_6672
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