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.
Operations Manager, South
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.
Operations Manager, North
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.
PA to the CEO / Marketing Executive
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.
PR & Communications Officer
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.
Communications Officer, North
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 Coordinator
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!
Young Person & Hospital Liaison, South
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!
Trip Administrator, South
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.
Operations Coordinator, North
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.
Operations Administrator, North
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!
Community & Individuals Fundraiser
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!
Major and Mid Value donors and Legacy giving are a passion of mine after my own experience of cancer as a teenager. Seeing the positive impact the Trust has on young people is extremely important and rewarding to me.
Fundraising & Events
Having worked in sport, inclusion and for various cancer charities, the Trust feels like a perfect fit. I can’t wait to get stuck into the full events calendar and see the benefits the Trust can have on young people’s lives first-hand.
Young Person & Hospital Liaison, North
Having worked in corporate environments for 10 years, I jumped at the chance to join the Trust. The impact the Trust has on improving young people’s lives is phenomenal and I’m delighted to be part of making that vision reality.
The impact we've made
young people have been supported by the Trust since 2003.
young people in total were supported by the Trust in 2019.
of all young people said they loved or enjoyed their first time or return trip.
of young people are more independent thanks to the Trust.