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Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust 

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
embracing their future with optimism.

The Trust 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.  

The 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.  

01983 297750

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