Whether you're looking forward to your next trip or are new to the Trust, there are lots of other ways to get involved and stay supported all year round too.
If you need further support beyond the Trust
Whatever you're going through in any aspect of your life, there are lots of charities and organisations you can turn to. From cancer support to wellbeing and mental health, financial and careers advice to bereavement and developing your sailing, here are some of them.
Who loves getting letters in the post?
Open to anyone in recovery from cancer aged 8-24ish, whether you have been on a trip yet or not. Chat, connect and form a friendship with someone who has been through a similar experience to you, all through the therapeutic power of letter writing.
Everyone knows how awesome the Trust skippers are! In our Trust Tutorials series, they explain everything you have, or will, learn when you get afloat in Cowes or Largs.
From tying the essential knots, understanding how sails make the boat move and how the tide works, to navigation, predicting the weather and learning about lifejackets, everything you need to know is right here. And that's before we even mention Uno...View the playlist Subscribe to YouTube
Ever wondered how the magic of Trust trips all comes together? The Operations team take you behind the scenes and, more importantly, share the essential skills that make for smooth sailing.
"I need confidence and belief in myself to stand up on stage in front of people, I'm grateful for the Trust’s role in helping me achieve that."
From the loneliness of cancer treatment to star of the stage, Ed's long recovery, filled with ups and downs, has led to touring theatre productions and volunteering on Trust trips. Now he's in charge of the stories he tells.
"I loved talking to people at school about my trips, I wasn't just 'the cancer girl' anymore."
Rachel was diagnosed with lymphoma in 2005, then relapsed with chronic lymphoma in 2014. She now helps under-represented students successfully apply for university, and recently went traveling around South East Asia, Australia and New Zealand for six months - on her own!
"The Trust acted as a getaway from all noise that came with the recovery."
At 14, Raj was diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma and first sailed with the Trust the following year. He is now an Applications Engineer, writing electrical/software testing solutions for big manufacturing companies. Raj built his first computer in lockdown!
The Trust community comes together on Sound Waves to spark conversation and tackle the things that matter to anyone impacted by cancer in young people. Volunteers are the heart and soul of Trust trips. Each year, the Luke Gilbert Volunteer of the Year award - nominated by you - is given to that person who's gone above and beyond, been a constant ally, and thrown themselves into being there for young people. In this episode, we talk to (and celebrate with) this year's winner Wen Stone!
If you need further support beyond the Trust, in any aspect of your life, there are lots of charities and organisations you can turn to. From cancer support to wellbeing and mental health, financial and careers advice to bereavement and developing your sailing, here are some of them.Find out more