14 October 2019
Some 647 young people in recovery from cancer will be supported by the Trust in 2019.
Trust trips really are a team effort. Our Luke Gilbert Volunteer of the Year award recognises those who went above and beyond to make sure young people had the best experience possible.
Volunteers give up their time to spend a week on the water or at a residential. Without them, none of this would be possible.
They are there to support young people, offering words of encouragement and lending an ear to listen. The heartbeat of trips, they are helping to transform lives, all the while keeping everyone safe.
Last year's winner, Rosa Coker-Burnett, said: "The Trust gave me the confidence to do things by myself and believe it will be ok. The me on my first trip definitely wouldn’t recognise me now.
“Hopefully now I show other young people they can go on and do things they want to too. I’m not the best sailor, but I can show them you don’t have to be, it’s about making them feel they can do things they didn’t think they could, having fun, talking to people and going away with a lot of new friends and smiles!”
If you have been on a trip this year and a volunteer went out of their way to make sure you had a special week, you can nominate them for Volunteer of the Year below: