26 August 2021

Welcome to the Trust!

A warm welcome from Dame Ellen MacArthur to new friends joining the Trust community this summer.

Five people at Camp Bestival helping at the Trust's stall, dressed in Trust clothing and wearing branded sailor hats

It was special to be back with our partners at CarFest and Camp Bestival recently, and it was especially great to meet so many new friends across those weekends. Welcome to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust community – we’re glad to have you aboard!

Our founder and patron, Dame Ellen MacArthur explains the difference the Trust makes to young people living through and beyond cancer.

"There’s magic that happens on Trust trips. Young people who are living through and beyond cancer let their guard down, make new friends, learn new skills.

"It’s not about the sailing, but the environment sailing creates. Everyone tells stories, everyone is busy, they’re doing normal things again, some of them for the first time since their diagnosis.

"We often see a huge transformation in young people the first time they come with us. Parents write to us saying thank you for giving us our son or daughter back.

"Seeing those smiles is what it’s all about. The dream is to work with every young person in the UK who thinks we could help them."

Be part of the magic

There are so many ways you can help play a part in creating this magic.

Follow us on social media - @emctrust on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram – to hear from young people, see all the latest photos from the summer, and keep up to date with what’s happening at the Trust.

By donating, your support means we can reach more young people, get them on the water, and it helps us deliver that long term support they need. Click here to go to the donate page, where you can make a single donation or sign up to give monthly.

You could even set up your own fundraising event. From sponsored walks to arts and crafts, from bake sales to personal challenges – whatever your idea, we can help you bring it to life. Click here for more information, including the support we can offer you and inspiration to make your fundraiser happen.

Once again, welcome to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust community. Thank you for helping young people to believe in a brighter future.