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21st November 2016


Hello Everyone

It’s the end of October, I’ve just come back from a walk and I’m wearing shorts!  The countryside is still displaying its summer wardrobe and the trees and the grapevines are as uncertain as I am about casting their clouts.  The days are shorter now and it’s a race to get everything done so that there’s time left at the end of the afternoon to go out and join the birds and the butterflies.

Here’s what happened in October:

Scottish Country Dancing in Eus on the 14th 

Many of you came and brought cakes and joined in the dancing.  €141.35 was made for CSF and we were able to donate €60 to the Clowns hospital.  Thank you to those who gave their support.

Autumn Ball Bages on the 15th 

The Ball raised €1900 for CSF and we have made a donation on top of that to La Ligue from the tombola/bottles of €250. This means that CSF Sud will go into 2017 in a comfortable position and it will help with the added costs which will be incurred with the addition to our « patch » of the Tarn and Garonne (east).

Thank you for coming and thank you for your generosity.  We must also thank the CSF team of helpers who planned, organised and lent a hand on the night!


We have some new Christmas Cards this year.  They will be on sale at all our events during this month and next.

Have a look at our website 

If you’re not able to come to a Drop-In or to the Christmas Market, please email your order to Penny sud-president@cancersupportfrance.org and she will make all the arrangements regarding payment and delivery.

Everyone is welcome at the Drop-Ins.  If you just want a quiet chat with one of our CSF members or you want to meet up with friends, please come along.   

Don’t forget Christmas cards and lots of other CSF items are on sale at all of the following venues:

Wednesday 2 November    –    Céret    –    10.30-12

Pablo’s Bar in the Place Pablo Picasso.   Go along and have a look at the books. 

Wednesday 16 November  –  Ile-sur-Têt   –   10-12

Lizzie’s Kitchen at 16 Route de Prades.  Tea, coffee and cakes will be on offer as usual.

Monday 21 November  –    Laroque    –    10.30-12    

At the Café des Artistes there’s always a good turn-over of paperbacks, English and French.  Also CDs and DVDs.  You can buy a coffee and take two books. 

Thursday 17 November  –  Perpignan   –   2-7pm


This conference organised by ONCO-PO (Le Centre de Coordination en Cancérologie des Pyrénées-Orientales) takes place every year at the Palais des Congrès in Perpignan.  

With more than 3,000 new cases per year in the Pyrenees-Orientales, cancer is still a disease that scares, especially the least informed.

Cancer Specialists will present to the public the various preventative measures, the latest therapeutic advances and the proposed support given to patients throughout their care pathway.  They will be there to discuss various topics and answer your questions.

You can find the programme on the attached pdf.  Do have a look and if you decide to come along, remember it’s free and everyone is welcome to come to any part of it. 

CSF have a stand again this year.  If you’d like to help on the stand and/or join us for lunch at 12.15, please let Gill know (gillharrison66@gmail.com).



Sunday 4 December        Salle Polyvalent                   9.30  –  5.30pm

Come to the Christmas Market and find the perfect Christmas gift.  

Father Christmas and Christmas Carols – stocking fillers, crackers and gifts – Christmas cards and traditional English produce – arts & crafts – English Sausages*

There’ll be mulled wine and Lizzie is running the cafe selling tea, coffee, cakes and sandwiches.

CSF will have a Raffle and a stall selling books, Christmas cards, notelets, umbrellas and tea towels. 

*Mister Saucisse will be at the Market. Now is your chance to put in your Christmas orderThe deadline for orders is midnight on Tuesday 29 November*

 He has his usual sausages:
Tasty, traditional, Cumberland, leek, jalapeño 

 Plus his Christmas selection:  Port & cranberry Orange & cranberry Chestnuts, Apple & cinnamon

 €5 for six big bangers or a 500g vacuum pack of sausage meat

 Email him on mistersaucisse@hotmail.fr and pick up your order at the Christmas Market.

Under the ACTIVITY FOR LIFE banner, Cycle for Life has been quick off the mark and has now got its place in next year’s calendar – June 2017.  Put it in your diaries please!

http://activityforlife.fr/ for details and for the link to their Facebook page.

Diana Eastaff


Please pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested in any of these events and for further information please contact me by e-mail on deastaff@yahoo.co.uk or by phone 04 68 82 90 49.

And check out our website at csf-suddefrance.webs.com for all our future events


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