Trip Information

Everything you need to know to prepare for and get excited about your first Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust sailing adventure!

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Come aboard!

If you're joining us for your first sailing adventure this summer, we can't wait to meet you!

Here is everything you need to know for your four-day Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust sailing adventure. From what to bring to things to remember, at your fingertips.

Please note: Your travel information will be emailed directly to you (over 18s) and parents/guardians (under 18s). But if you have any questions please get in touch.

Now it's time to get excited!

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Pre-trip reminders

A few things to look out for ahead of your trip. Remember, we will call you in the week before your trip so if there is anything you're still not sure of we will be happy to help.

Media consent
Permission to use your photos and interviews

Young people’s stories are pivotal to more young people being inspired to come sailing with the Trust. Photos and interviews from trips are key to this.

You should have received a Media Consents - Images & Interviews form by email, asking if you would be happy to be photographed, filmed and/or interviewed on your trip and explaining the ways these might be used.

If you haven’t done so yet please complete and submit it to let us know.

Remember: Your consent can be withdrawn or changed at any time.

Trip feedback
Help us make a bigger difference to more young people

We need to understand in what ways the Trust has an impact on young people’s wellbeing. You can help us.

If you are aged 14+ at the time of your trip, 2 weeks before, just after and 3 months post-trip, we will send you a short questionnaire. Please complete and return each of these so we can see how we can make a bigger difference to more young lives.

We would like to send the questions directly to all young people, who will be aged 14+ on their trip. If you are a parent/guardian, and are happy for us to do this, please tell us on the Media Consent form. We will only use these contact details for sending the questionnaires. All other contact will remain with the parent/guardian.

Pre-trip medical information
If you have certain medical requirements.

If you are taking replacement Hydrocortisone and have an Emergency Hydrocortisone Injection, are at risk of an anaphylactic allergic reaction and have an emergency adrenaline auto-injector or have been told we require a blood count within 7 or 28 days before the trip (depending on your circumstances), there are some other things to do too.

Find out exactly what we need by when here - Pre-trip medical information

Getting further support

In partnership with specialist youth charity, Mind Over Cancer, young people who need further support can apply to take part in new monthly free mental wellbeing sessions between October and May.

Would you like to join a free online group where you can remember the good times with the Trust and talk with people who understand about some of the issues it may have raised? Maybe you just want to chat to new friends who 'get it'.

The groups will be full of care, kindness, joyfulness and friendship. It's a place to learn, process and reflect and to look after your wellbeing. Think you could benefit? Find out more and apply now

CLOSING DATE: Friday 29 September 2023.

Find out more & apply now

Keeping you safe

Please do not come on your trip if you have...

  • a high temperature, a new, continuous cough, a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste, diarrhoea or feeling or being sick.
  • a high temperature plus any of the other COVID-19 symptoms, which can be found on the NHS website.
  • you do not feel well enough to go to school/work or do your normal activities.

If you have other any or a combination of the other symptoms, but do feel well enough to go to school/work and do your normal activities, please contact us to discuss.

Pre-trip COVID testing

Anyone taking part in a trip in 2023 may be asked to do a Lateral Flow Test ahead of joining their trip.

This decision will be made in the context of what is happening in wider society and the rate of community transmission at the time.

Please click here - Vaccinations and Testing - for the latest information. This page will be updated if there are any changes before your trip.

We will also contact you as soon as possible if anything is needed for or affects your trip.

Everything else, for example, if masks or an extra lateral flow test are required at any point, the Trust will look after.

Please be reassured if COVID stops you coming on your trip this year, it will not affect your chance to come back next year.

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