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.
“Dan returned very happy, positive, enthusiastic, talks about sailing all the time. Daniel is now keep to continue and improve his sailing skills. You are all doing a wonderful job and are giving back joy, confidence and happiness to children who have been through a very touch time. Daniel has expressed he would like to be a spokesperson for the Trust, maybe speaking to children in hospital about his experiences with the Trust, showing them that something good can come from the awful illness they have had, that what they have been through can make them a stronger person.” Mother of Dan, 16
- Mother of Dan, 16
“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