27 April 2020

Introducing Sound Waves - the Trust's official podcast

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is today launching its own brand new official podcast – Sound Waves.

Sound Waves aims to keep listeners connected during lockdown and beyond, by discussing themes and sparking conversations relevant to anyone impacted by cancer in young people. This could be young people themselves and their families to the medics who look after them in hospital and the volunteers, skippers and staff that provide the support on Trust trips.

In this first edition, host, Scott Wilson, is joined by some familiar Trust faces; CEO Frank Fletcher, Youth Board member, Dan Bishop, and beloved volunteer, Wen Stone, to discuss the elephant in the room – dealing with isolation during lockdown.

They discuss and share their unique insights on the different kinds of isolation people are going through to working from home. One guest even lifts the lid on how they are adapting to married life after lockdown kicked in a few days after their wedding!

The Trust set sail in 2003 and has since grown to become a truly international community of volunteers, fundraisers, ambassadors, medical partners, and young people in recovery who have experienced Trust trips.

Everyone will be welcome on Sound Waves to share stories and memories of their time with the Trust, as well as give insight into how each episode’s theme features in their lives.

In the coming weeks, Sounds Waves will have conversations about everything from fundraising and mental health awareness, to impacts of cancer diagnoses on families, staying safe in the sun, and volunteering.

The Trust would like to thank players of People’s Postcode Lottery for their support in helping tackle loneliness and isolation. Their backing continues to make a huge difference to the lives of so many young people, and Sound Waves is the latest way the Trust is looking to help young people stop feeling alone and like the ‘only one’ feeling the way they do.

How can I listen?

The first episode is available to listen below, and will be on iTunes and Spotify in the next few days. It can also be downloaded to listen to offline here by clicking on the bottom right icon of the player and the downward arrow button.