The Youth Advisory Group 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.
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 Advisory Group so I can use my experiences to help others.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
First sailed with us aged 16 in 2013.
I wouldn't be the person I am today without the support and confidence the Trust has given me. I want to be a part of giving young people the long-term support which has changed my life, and can change theirs too.
First sailed with us age 16 in 2015
The Trust has been such a huge part of my life since I was 16. Being part of the Youth Advisory Group is an opportunity to help advise on the wider running of the charity, as another form of giving back alongside volunteering on trips.
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 said their first Trust trip made them more confident.