Everything you need to know to prepare for and get excited about your first Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust sailing adventure!Download your kit list Contact the team
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 Consent 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 return it to us and let us know.
Remember: Your consent can be withdrawn or changed at any time.
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 7 short questions. Please complete and return each of these 3 quick questionnaires, 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 send us your child’s email address. We will only use these contact details for sending the questionnaires. All other contact will remain with the parent/guardian.
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 7 days before the trip, there are some other things to do before your trip.
Find out exactly what we need by when here - Pre-trip medical information
We can tell you everything you need to know about your trip. But it's so much better to ‘meet’ people and be able to ask questions, to feel reassured and familiar with what you can expect. So, we are delighted to invite you to meet some of the team, young people previously supported by the Trust plus other young people joining trips for the first time this summer and/or their families at three special online events. For parents and guardians of young people under 18, there are two Zoom Q&As in May and July. For young people, there is an Instagram Live Q&A in June. Come and join us and get all your burning trip questions answered.Find dates and sign up
Unfortunately, COVID-19 is still with us. The Trust supports young people after cancer, including some who are clinically vulnerable. So, to keep everyone as safe as possible, there are a few extra precautions we will take this year.
Here you can find the official COVID symptoms (Note: this list was extended from 3 to 12 symptoms in April).
Please do not come on your trip if you have...
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.
Our 2022 COVID Plan sets out how we will manage the risk COVID-19 presents to young people on trips. There is a sliding green to black scale, and what COVID measures are taken on trips depends on where we are on that scale.
Everyone who comes on a trip must have a negative lateral flow test no more than 24 hours before the trip and everybody on the trip must be vaccinated in line with our 2022 trips vaccination protocol.
You will have been asked your vaccination status either in a follow up email after completing your medical form or in the medical form itself.
Ahead of your trip, we will send a lateral flow test to your home address with clear instructions on how to do it. Please do the test no more than 24 hours before your trip and email your negative result to [email protected] by 1700 on that day.
You can find more information here - Lateral Flow Testing before your trip - what you need to know
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 sailing next year.Email the team Call the team
Are you interested in coming on this Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust trip? Or do you know someone who you think might benefit from joining us? Please fill in the contact form below, or call 01983 297750 to chat to one of our team.
Please note – eligibility information can be found on the trip page.
Do you know a young person aged 8-24 that could benefit from Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust support? Please fill in the contact form below, or call 01983 297750 to chat to one of our team.
Please note - treatment must be finished before a young person comes on a trip. But if you would like to find out more about what support is open to them after your treatment ends we would still like to hear from you.
The week has been the best! I never thought I would get the chance to do this. I’ve made loads of new friends, I’ll definitely stay in touch.