WHAT WE DO
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust takes young people aged between 8-24 sailing to help them regain their confidence, on their way to recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illness.
In the summer of 2000, some months before the start of the Vendee Globe Round the World race, Ellen MacArthur went sailing in France with a group of children with cancer and leukaemia.
IMPACT OF OUR WORK
There are many issues that affect young people after treatment for cancer and leukaemia, and we find the teamwork involved in sailing, combined with spending time with peers who have been through similar experiences, can have a positive effect on confidence and therefore recovery.
“It is great to see the smiles on peoples faces and give something back to The Trust. I hope that sharing my experiences can help them. This week has been great; it has been mainly water fights with a bit of sailing!!”
- Chris, Trust Graduate Volunteer
“We’ve done so much this week that I never thought I would, sailing, barbeques and rib rides! The best bit has being able to meet new people who understand and being able to have some fun! We have all been through the same thing. I have made some great friends. I would definitely come back to The Trust”.
- Rebecca, 16