A mother who wrote a wish list for her two sons after being diagnosed with breast cancer has been immortalised on film, with the release of Mum’s List starring Emilia Fox.
Kate Greene, Somerset born died in 2010 aged just 37 and wrote down her hopes and ambitions for her boys Reef (12) and Finn (10). She also included instructions for their father, St John which included ‘buy orange Club biscuits regularly’ and ‘always kiss them goodnight’.
Kate left her family 79 wishes and after her death, St John (known as ‘Singe’) wrote a book about her battle against cancer and her legacy of love. It became a bestseller and was printed in 22 languages.
Singe told The Sun newspaper: “The list’s helped us. We’ve had so much to focus on, from the smallest thing to big things like scuba diving in the Red Sea and getting a speedboat.”
One of Kate’s toughest requests was to find four-leafed clovers.
“I had people scouring the countryside and I sprinkled seeds by her grave, thinking they might grow by her,” Singe said. “After I found one in a field, we searched for more, and in the end we got five in an afternoon. It was incredible.”
The film was shot in the town of Clevedon, where Kate and Singe lived, and had its regional premiere there. It is now showing at cinemas around the country.
- Go and see the Northern Lights.
- Teach the boys to respect women and not to double date!
- Grow a sunflower every now and again.
- Would like Reef to learn recorder or guitar and Finn to learn the drums and electric keyboard.
- Don’t let the boys smoke.
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