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
In this Instagram Live Q&A, volunteer Wen speaks to Sarah from our partners Musto, who is their Designer and Developer for Special Projects, which includes the Trust’s sun-safe trip t-shirts. She talks about getting into design and what you need to know to pursue a career in the industry.
"The Trust allowed me to be me without cancer."
Krissie first sailed with the Trust aged 13 having undergone treatment for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and chronic myeloid leukaemia. Now 24, Krissie is the democracy & engagement manager at Beds SU, the official Students' Union of the University of Bedfordshire.
"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. March is Brain Tumour Awareness Month, and in this episode Greg and Georgie share their experience and explain what raising awareness means to them. They also talk about becoming overnight sensations on Grand Designs, and tell us all about their epic engagement after meeting on a Trust trip!
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