Frank Fletcher, CEO, attended the ceremony at the Royal Thames Yacht Club in London to thank Yachts & Yachting and Sailing Today for supporting the Trust over the next 12 months, before speaking about how young people in recovery from cancer rebuild their confidence through their involvement with the Trust.
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national charity that supports young people aged 8-24 in recovery from cancer. When treatment ends the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust’s work begins, as for many young people simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis just isn’t possible.
Each year Yachts & Yachting and Sailing Today choose a charity to support and promote. In 2019, the magazines will raise awareness of the difference the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust makes to young people in recovery, and why it matters, to their readers.
“It’s fantastic to see such a positive impact being achieved through the sport of sailing, and we look forward to raising awareness of the charity’s activities throughout the year among our readers.”
Through the Trust’s sailing and adventure trips, young people are empowered – physically, mentally and emotionally – as they make friends with others who have been through the same thing, rediscover their independence and learn new skills. This all helps them rediscover the confidence to positively embrace their futures.
“It was a pleasure to attend the British Yachting Awards and experience the warmth that people genuinely feel for the work the Trust does with young people.
“For so many young people what happens after treatment is as difficult as during. Life has moved on for everyone else around them and it is then a challenge for them to re-engage with education, employment and socially.
“For the sake of these young people’s futures, it is critical that challenge is more widely understood, and this partnership with Yachts & Yachting and Sailing Today will make a huge difference in this happening.”
Yachts & Yachting is the leading performance sailing magazine, covering every aspect of the racing scene, from dinghies to keelboats. Sailing Today is the magazine for hands-on cruising sailors, offering a wealth of practical advice and in-depth boat, gear and equipment news.
To discover how the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust supports young people after cancer visit www.ellenmacarthurcancertrust.org