Our Youth Board

The Youth Board is an invaluable link between the young people and the full Board of Trustees. Its aim is to make sure when strategic decisions are made, what’s important to young people is put first.

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Our Youth Board

Dan Bishop

First sailed with us aged 24 in 2016.

I’m grateful for the opportunities the Trust has given me to enjoy life after cancer, not to mention pursue my sailing passion! I’m excited about being on the Youth Board so that I can use my experiences to help others.

Sam Doré

First sailed with us aged 14 in 2011.

My life changed massively. From not being very confident to moving to France to teach sailing and now managing projects in the construction industry. I want to help more young people get their confidence back in the same way.

Rosa Coker-Burnett

First sailed with us aged 13 in 2009.

The Trust has provided me with happiness, self-assurance and the gateway to a positive future. I want others to experience the opportunities, enjoyment and belief I’ve developed through my time with the Trust.

James Allitt

First sailed with us aged 17 in 2013.

It is safe to say that I would not be the person I am today without the impact the Trust has had on me. The confidence I gained made going back into education and then starting work much easier.

Krissi Cartwright-Riley

First sailed with us aged 13 in 2009.

It’s hard to be anything but the kid with cancer but Trust trips allowed me to be myself. I love seeing others transform during trips and as part of Youth Board I hope to help more young people find themselves.

Jess Beedle

First sailed with us aged 15 in 2012.

The Trust is by far best thing to come from my diagnosis; from trips as a young person to volunteering and running the Great North Run as a fundraiser. I’d like to help every young person with cancer have an experience like mine!

Danni Clapcott

First sailed with us aged 18 in 2015.

The Trust gave me the opportunity to realise I could still be adventurous, and push my own barriers after treatment. I want to use my voice that I found on the trips to ensure other young people have great experiences!

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