Come Sailing With Us

Come Sailing With Us

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.

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IMPACT OF OUR WORK

There are many issues that affect young people after treatment for cancer, 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.

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HISTORY

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.

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WHO WE ARE

The Trust has a great team of Patrons, Ambassadors, Trustees and Volunteers that all take responsibility to ensure that every young person that sails with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust will have the best experience possible.

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TESTIMONIALS

“Tyler gained lots of confidence and lots of new friends who he is still in touch with. I’m really glad he went. To meet children who have been through the same thing is invaluable. Whilst sailing, Tyler met a volunteer who had had the same cancer as Tyler and was in his twenties. That gave him a lot of hope for the future.”

- Mother of Tyler, 15

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TESTIMONIALS

“The week has been the best! I never I thought I would get the chance to do this, and I am glad my nurse told me about the trip. The best bit is being on the boat and just sailing around and even getting to steer! I’ve made loads of new friends, I’ll definitely stay in touch.”

- Danielle, 15

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