In memory of Celina Kin-Armbrust

1982 - 2020

So far we have raised


Celina spent the morning and early afternoon of 20 April 2016 with friends in Regents Park. They had all recently become mums for the first time. Celina had to leave early as she had to go to a breast clinic appointment to get the results of a recent mammogram. She wasn't worried. Her GP wasn't worried. The breast specialist wasn't worried. They all thought the lump scanned a few weeks earlier was a blocked milk duct that would take care of itself.

It wasn't. It was triple negative breast cancer. Triple negative breast cancer is the hardest breast cancer to treat. It is "negative" in that it can't be treated via targeted therapies like other breast cancers.

Between that day in April 2016 and the day she died, Celina had two recurrences, surgery, multiple rounds of chemotherapy and the news that - after a brief respite, during which she became pregnant with and gave birth to triplets - the cancer was incurable. Just as she was getting going, she was told she was going to die.

Triple negative breast cancer needs targeted treatment. Fast. So young mums like Celina have a better chance to live. So every woman afflicted with this disease has a better chance to live. The best way for that to happen is through research. And the key component of that research is funding.

So please give what you can. It would mean the world to her. Thank you.

Martim Valente Fund holder


My darling... I know you are happy. I am hugging you and loving you, until we meet again. Thank you for enriching my life in so many ways. I love you.


23 June 2020



30 May 2020


With deepest sympathy, Gaetane

Tes collègues qui pensent fort à toi et à tes petits-enfants
' If there ever comes a day where we can't be together, keep me in your heart, I 'll stay there forever ' A.A. Milne


26 May 2020


In memory of Celina. A life taken too soon, but she leaves four beautiful children in whom she will live on. Sending you all love and wishing you well.


23 May 2020

Beth, Nick, Isaac and Toby

We are so sorry to hear of Celina’s passing and had no idea what you were going through as a family. Immie still talks about Ellie with great fondness! We wish you all the best for the future.


22 May 2020

Fiona, Dave, Imogen and Freya

Toutes mes condoléances. Nos chemins se sont croisés lorsque nous étions petites et je suis très triste d’apprendre ta disparition. Repose en paix Célina.


21 May 2020

Aminata Bitaille


My heartfelt condolences to you and your family for such a tragic loss.

Rita x


14 May 2020

Rita Chaturvedi


How very sad I am to learn of your passing - I still look back on our shared year at Sussex with nothing but the fondest of memories and love. Though we did not stay in touch post-uni, I have always held you in mind and checked in on how you were doing every now and then.

It was just a joy and delight to spend time in your company, I remember your smile and your very healthy sense of humour!

But most of all I remember your big, kind heart. I cannot believe that you are gone, but I know that you will never be forgotten.

With my deepest sympathy to your loved ones, may the memory of you now, shine as bright as you always did in life.

x x x


13 May 2020


we are truly saddened by the news of your loss. We wish we had known Celina better. Our heartfelt condolences to you and the family.


30 April 2020

Valentina and Cristiano