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.
“Samuel returned great, full of life, beans energy, enthusiastic, more confident and less worrying of new challenges in life. He enjoyed everything! He actually said it was too short and needed to stay a few more days.”
- Parents of Samuel, 15
“I enjoyed meeting new people who had gone through the same thing, because they were all really nice. I didn’t like leaving! I learnt that I LOVE sailing!! And I learnt 2 types of knots. I made loads of friends and learnt how to sail, and now I’m going on another course. I would love to be involved in the future; it was the best week of my life!!!!! Thank you so much for letting me come, I enjoyed it very VERY much!!!”
- Daisy, 15