The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a
national charity that rebuilds confidence after cancer, using sailing to
support, empower and inspire young people between the ages of 8-24 in
their future with optimism.
was officially launched in January 2003 and in its first five years,
enabled 266 young
people to reclaim their independence by taking part in the Trust’s sailing trips. The Ellen MacArthur Trust has seen huge growth since then and in 2017 almost
600 eight to 24 year olds in recovery from cancer will have been referred by
their clinical teams. The Trust also
launched a Round Britain voyage which set sail from its northern base in Largs, West
Scotland where it will return to 4 months later. The purpose of the voyage is
to raise awareness for the work of the Trust as for every one person who’s
confidence we help to rebuild, there are a further 9 we do not reach, yet.
There’s a wide range of sailing experiences
on offer through The Ellen MacArthur Trust, from four-day trips, residential
adventures, canal boating and much more, depending on the needs and
mobility of the young people.
Trust is entirely dependent on voluntary income as it
ensures that all of the trips are free, with travel
organised and paid for, in order to remove all barriers for a young
person to attend. All the equipment a young
person might need, medical or otherwise is provided, with knowledge of how to
support nervous and apprehensive young people and parents.
For further information about the importance
of the Trust, or how you can donate
please visit their website.
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