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.
For people with cancer. By people with cancer.
The Alike app is a game-changing peer support platform for anyone aged 18+. Living with cancer can be lonely. Speaking to others who have been there, done that, and worn the unflattering hospital gown makes all the difference. That’s what Alike is for.
Events for young people
National events bringing young people with cancer together to share experiences, develop life skills, build connections and, most importantly, have some fun. Teenage Cancer Trust are official Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust partners.
Coming on your first trip and want to find out what sailing's all about? Getting back on the water and looking to brush up on those skills?
The Trust skippers have got your back - they are awesome at making sure you have a great and safe time. 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.
Sarah was supported by the Trust while in recovery from osteosarcoma, a diagnosis which led to her leg being amputated when she was 16, along with other changes to her body. Now in her mid-20s, Sarah shares her story by giving talks to school pupils and other young people.
She tells of being a teenager who found these physical changes tough, to becoming someone with ownership over her relationship with her body. Along the way, she's taken part in lots of exciting opportunities, from modelling for Vogue Italia to starring on First Dates.
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