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) about a month before your trip. 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 us. Photos and interviews from trips are key to this.

Your Media Consents - Images & Interviews form will be emailed to you, asking if you would be happy to be photographed, filmed and/or interviewed on your trip and explaining the ways these might be used.

When you receive that please do complete and submit it to let us know.

Remember: Your consent can be withdrawn or changed at any time.

Keeping you safe
Guidance for if you're ill before your trip

What should you do if you've been or feel ill before your Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust sailing adventure?

We support young people after cancer, including some who are clinically vulnerable. So, to keep everyone as safe as possible, there are a few things we ask.

You can find all the latest advice here - Guidance on pre-trip illness

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

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

We need to understand in what ways our trips make a difference to young people’s wellbeing after treatment.

2 weeks pre and post trip and 3 months after, you will be sent a short questionnaire. Please complete and return each of these so we can see how we have a bigger impact on 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.

Come & meet the team - register for your pre-trip Zoom now!

Where are you coming sailing?

Cool Cowes

Lovely Largs

Getting further support

In partnership with specialist youth charity, Mind Over Cancer, young people who need further support can apply to take part in monthly free mental wellbeing sessions between over the winter/spring.

Would you like to join a free online group where you can remember the good times with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer 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? Details about 2024/25's sessions will be coming soon


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