Believe in a brighter future

For many young people, picking up from where they left off before cancer is not possible. When treatment ends our work begins. We inspire young people aged 8-24 to believe in a brighter future through sailing and outdoor activity.

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Welcome to the Trust

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust inspires young people aged 8-24 to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer.

Young people remain vulnerable after treatment as it comes at a time of rapid physical, emotional and social development. That's why for many, simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis just isn’t possible.

Any young person who has been treated for cancer from across the UK can join us for a transformational four-day sailing experience from Cowes, on the Isle of Wight, or Largs on Scotland's West Coast.

Many young people need support over time too. So, once a young person has come sailing with the Trust, they can keep coming back for more sailing or outdoor adventures.

The pandemic has amplified the loneliness, isolation and anxiety of cancer to unimaginable levels - they need the Trust more than ever right now.

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Lewis's Story

Before, I would take certain things as they came. Now I’m determined to take on the world.

From a sarcoma diagnosis and an amputation, to raising millions with Children in Need, Lewis is owning who he is now and that's how it's going to stay.

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