The people in Cowes and Largs who make it all happen - from organising and delivering the different trips to masterminding the fundraising and communications efforts.
I have the honour of leading the most amazing team, meeting the most inspirational young people and seeing first-hand the change we can make. The young people inspire me every day to do more.
I have the pleasure of meeting all the incredible young people that join us for their first sailing trip from our Isle of Wight base, as well as overseeing our fantastic team of staff, skippers, medics and volunteers.
I work with the fantastic Largs team to make sure the trips we run from here are great fun and full of happy safe young people. I really love seeing the difference our hard work makes to the young people.
I manage the fundraising team and ensure we raise the funds needed, whilst giving our supporters the best experience possible. It's incredible; seeing first-hand the difference the trips make is extremely motivating.
My first trip, as a journalist, in 2005 was the best thing I’d ever done for work. Once you’ve seen the Trust’s impact you want to do more. Giving more young people the chance to change their lives underpins all we do.
Hearing the laughter and chatter and ‘best bits’ on the last day is just amazing. Watching these incredible young people leave with a spring in their step and smiling makes all the behind the scenes work so worthwhile!
I manage the financial functions and the health and safety of the Trust. It’s a pleasure to work with such a great team and seeing first-hand the benefits of the work of the Trust is inspiring.
I spread the word about the Trust's amazing impact. Having experienced this first-hand, my aim is to ensure every young person in recovery knows we're here for them and how the Trust can transform their life.
Based in Largs, I write, snap, tweet, interview, and create content, all to spread the good word of the Trust and its magic. It’s a privilege I’m grateful for to see the Trust’s impact and to share its stories.
Return trips give young people the chance to come back year after year. Knowing I am part of a team working with young people in the long-term as they rebuild their lives is what gets me out of bed in the morning.
I have the best of both worlds, helping to organise our ‘First Time’ and ‘Return’ trips in Cowes and working closely with our amazing volunteers. I aim to help everyone feel prepared and excited about joining us!
I liaise with hospitals, charity partners, young people and families in the South regarding first time sailing trips on the Isle of Wight. The young people are my motivation to organise more fun, FUNNY and safe trips - just phenomenal!
My best moment was when a young boy, who had really struggled all week with his reduced mobility and homesickness, said at the end, “It was the best time of my life,” with a huge grin. (*on maternity leave until Jan 2020)
I work with hospitals, charities, young people and families to recruit and prepare young people for their first time trips in Largs. I also coordinate travel and arrangements for first time and return trips in the north. It’s so motivational.
I ensure those working and volunteering with us have sufficient safeguarding documentation to ensure all the trips run smoothly. I love listening to stories the young people return with; what amazing memories they make!
The Trust is about opportunity and I love meeting people who have been on a trip and realising the difference it’s made to their life. To support this I organise and coordinate fundraising events and manage corporate partnerships.
I look after individuals and community groups from all over the country who fundraise for us, offering them any support they need to make their events a success. I love hearing about all the exciting things that people do!
I am responsible for developing our relationships with grant giving organisations and for generating income. I love hearing young people’s stories and learning how the Trust has helped them to flourish in the longer-term.
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