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.
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.
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.
“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
“He realised there is a lot more to life and he is so proud of his achievements. This was the best trip he's ever been on, it brought him out of himself”
- Parents of Larvell (aged 16)