Claire became our first young person in recovery from cancer appointed to our Board of Trustees in October 2014 having first sailed with us in 2007
Just two years after first sailing with the Trust, Kristie was racing a yacht around the world!
There's no parents' handbook when a child has cancer. Stuart tells how the Trust supported his family when daughter Daisy was ill.
Anne was just three when she had leukaemia and was one of our youngest sailors when she joined us aged nine
Maxine sailed on the first ever Trust trip in 2003 and her photo famously accompanied Ellen MacArthur on her record-breaking round-the-world voyage.
“Jay returned full of confidence, chat, and knowledge of sailing. Jay had ‘life’ back in his eyes. He enjoyed the whole experience. His highlight was the privilege of sailing a yacht with Ellen. He would love to sail again. He even cooked a lasagne on his own for his yachting crew (He never cooks!!) He was full of pride.”
- Mother of Jay, 16
“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