Special Mention


For acknowledgements and special announcements for both members and non-members.

We were deeply sorry to hear about the death of Jill Ghelfi`s husband, Christian.
Becky, Philippa and the rest of the committee would like to send their heartfelt condolences to Jill and her sons.

“Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was”.

Kathie Isaackathie isaac

Kathie was a member of the BLC for over 30 years, playing bridge, attending Freewheelers, and actively involved in her area. She was a very busy lady and had many friends here in Luxembourg.

She died peacefully in Cape Town, South Africa, on December 26th, 2015, at the age of 97.

Enid & Eric Isaac

Caring for Kian

We have been contacted by a group of women from Luxembourg who didn’t know each other, but had been brought together by the Facebook page Caring For Kian. As a committee we wanted to make you aware of Kian’s plight.

Kian Musgrove is a 3 year old boy from Northumberland. At 18 months, Kian was diagnosed with aggressive stage 4 neuroblastoma cancer with a total of 27 tumours showing up all over his body. The cancer was treated successfully in the UK but there was an 80% chance of a relapse. Following that treatment, Kian’s single mum raised funds via her Facebook page to take her son to the US for an anti-relapse treatment at Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Unfortunately, despite that treatment, the cancer did return in December 2015. Kian is now being treated in the UK (Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle), but his only chance of survival is a therapy at Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City (mskcc.org), which is very expensive. We understand that treatment (which isn’t available to Kian in the UK under the NHS) involves stem cell therapy, immunotherapy and vaccine therapy. At the time of writing, Kian’s mum has so far managed to raise £256,727 out of the £555,000 that will be needed. And unfortunately, time is running out.

The ladies have already held a charity evening at the White Rose here in Luxembourg. If you have any fundraising ideas or would like to contribute, please contact isabelle.marinov@gmail.com or laur_hever@hotmail.com.