Crew

Leg 17 - Belfast to Largs

Ryan

Name:

Ryan

Age:

22

Hometown:

Gourock

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2014 after treatment for osteosarcoma at CLIC Sargent Scotland and Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre between 2009 and 2010.

Why I love the Trust:

Everyone is treated equally in a safe, fun environment where you gain sailing knowledge and build confidence.

Fun fact about me:

I keep smiling through everything.

Tori

Name:

Tori

Age:

20

Hometown:

Castleford

First sailed with the Trust:

Jenny

Name:

Jenny

Age:

23

Hometown:

Scarborough

First sailed with the Trust:

Grace

Name:

Grace

Age:

21

Hometown:

East Renfrewshire

First sailed with the Trust:

Wen

Name:

Wen

Age:

27

Hometown:

Cardiff

First sailed with the Trust:

Support Crew

Emily

Role:

Skipper

Legs:

14-17

Hannah

Role:

First Mate

Legs:

All!

What are you most looking forward to on the Round Britain 2017 voyage?

Being part of an amazing voyage with inspirational people and exploring the coast, hopefully seeing stunning views and wildlife.

Tom

Role:

On Board Reporter

Legs:

All!

What are you most looking forward to on the Round Britain 2017 voyage?

Going under Tower Bridge and sharing the Trusts story around the UK.

Jasmine

Role:

Medic

Legs:

10-12, 14, 17

When did you first start sailing with the Trust?

2016

What inspires you most about working with the Trust?

I am a paediatrician who has previously worked in an oncological centre in London. Each of the young people, and their families, whom I cared for made a deep impression on me. I recall their names, their faces, their fear, anger, hope and loss. Sometimes I was also able to share moments of play and laughter in the face of their challenges. They taught me (and this is by no means an exhaustive list) about death, resilience, determination, black humour, autonomy, and about love.

It is not possible to work in an Oncology ward and not be emotively involved. However, a clinician's role is a delicate balance between medical judegment, understanding, care and professionality. The Trust has allowed me to look beyond 'the system' and my professional role. It creates a supportive, joyful environment that allows young people recovering from cancer to push the boundaries of expectation (both their own and those of others). I have witnessed pivotal individual achievements. These moments are the springboard for young people to move forward from the institution of being a 'patient' and to realise their future ambitions.

What are you most looking forward to on the Round Britain 2017 voyage?

Impossible to summarise one thing! I feel privileged to be a part of this team. I am looking forward to meeting young people from various parts of the British Isles, they always teach me something new. I hope the RB trip raises awareness of the Trust and allows us to reach a broader range young people recovering from can

Shore Team

Kate

Role:

Project Manager

Legs:

All

When did you first hear about the Trust?:

2004

What inspires you most about working with the Trust?

Hearing laughter on the boat when I walk down the pontoon to meet them.

What are you most looking forward to on the Round Britain 2017 voyage?

Seeing the crew sail in to my home port of Tayport (Fife) (and some of Mum’s homemade cake onboard that evening!)

Milly

Role:

Project Coordinator

Legs:

All

When did you first hear about the Trust?:

2016

What are you most looking forward to on the Round Britain 2017 voyage?

being part of an extraordinary adventure, working with an amazing team and meeting more inspirational Young People.

Tash

Role:

Project Comms

Legs:

All

What are you most looking forward to on the Round Britain 2017 voyage?

Seeing the faces of support for the young people on board as they sail themselves into their home ports.

Upcoming Legs

Leg 1 - Largs to Glasgow

Jake

Name:

Jake

Age:

20

Hometown:

Kent

First sailed with the Trust:

2009

Krissie

Name:

Kristina

Age:

21

Hometown:

Potters Bar

First sailed with the Trust:

2009

Raj

Name:

Raj

Age:

22

Hometown:

Wolverhampton

First sailed with the Trust:

2009

Victoria

Name:

Victoria

Age:

20

Hometown:

Dundee

First sailed with the Trust:

2013

Leg 2 - Glasgow to Oban

Victoria

Name:

Victoria

Age:

20

Hometown:

Dundee

First sailed with the Trust:

2013

Freya

Name:

Freya

Age:

27

Hometown:

Fife

First sailed with the Trust:

2009

Morvern

Name:

Morvern

Age:

30

Hometown:

Paisley

First sailed with the Trust:

2012

Craig

Name:

Craig

Age:

22

Hometown:

Doncaster

First sailed with the Trust:

2014

Leg 3 - Oban to Inverness

Craig

Name:

Craig

Age:

26

Hometown:

Beauly

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Grace

Name:

Grace

Age:

22

Hometown:

Glasgow

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Paige

Name:

Paige

Age:

22

Hometown:

Chesterfield

First sailed with the Trust:

2010

Jess

Name:

Jess

Age:

18

Hometown:

Hereford

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Leg 4 - Inverness to Aberdeen

Jamie

Name:

Jamie

Age:

22

Hometown:

West Yorkshire

First sailed with the Trust:

2009

Scott

Name:

Scott

Age:

19

Hometown:

West Bromwich

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Jo

Name:

Jo

Age:

20

Hometown:

London

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Leg 5 - Aberdeen to Edinburgh

Elita

Name:

Elita

Age:

11

Hometown:

Monikie

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Zoe

Name:

Zoe

Age:

15

Hometown:

Edinburgh

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Ben

Name:

Ben

Age:

11

Hometown:

Rosyth

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Myla

Name:

Myla

Age:

15

Hometown:

London

First sailed with the Trust:

2010

Ben

Name:

Ben

Age:

13

Hometown:

Hull

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Leg 6 - Edinburgh to Newcastle

Cameron

Name:

Cameron

Age:

17

Hometown:

Broxburn

First sailed with the Trust:

2015

Noah

Name:

Noah

Age:

14

Hometown:

Rosyth

First sailed with the Trust:

2013

Thomas

Name:

Thomas

Age:

14

Hometown:

Darlington

First sailed with the Trust:

2014

Leg 7 - Newcastle to Hull

Jenny

Name:

Jenny

Age:

24

Hometown:

Scarborough

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Lee

Name:

Lee

Age:

23

Hometown:

Darlington

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Victoria

Name:

Victoria

Age:

20

Hometown:

Castleford

First sailed with the Trust:

2014

Leg 8 - Hull to Harwich

Cameron

Name:

Cameron

Age:

25

Hometown:

North Kelsey

First sailed with the Trust:

2014

John

Name:

John

Age:

24

Hometown:

Boston

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Anneka

Name:

Anneka

Age:

24

Hometown:

Surrey

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Beckie

Name:

Beckie

Age:

21

Hometown:

Manchester

First sailed with the Trust:

2015

Leg 9 - Harwich to London

Ernie

Name:

Ernie

Age:

Turns 10 during his Round Britain leg

Hometown:

Saffron walden

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment for Bilateral Retinoblastoma (eye cancer) at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge between 2007 and 2011.

Why I love the Trust:

“From my first trip I gained confidence, enjoyment, made new friends and I learned to sail. The trip was different to any other I’d been on before because I was with other people who have had cancer. On Round Britain 2017, I can’t wait to have the wind on my face and to enjoy a really fun trip. The time limit makes it feel more like a race.”

Fun fact about me:

We have loads of frogspawn in our garden pond!

Dominic

Name:

Dominic

Age:

10

Hometown:

Colchester

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment for Embryonal Paratesticular Rhobdomyosacoma at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge for seven months in 2014-2015.

Why I love the Trust:

Dominic says he loves meeting new people on Trust trips. Dominic made friends with Ernie on their first four-day South Coast Trust trip in 2016 and now they are both doing the same leg of Round Britain 2017.

Fun fact about me:

My birthday is on Christmas Day

Cassidey

Name:

Cassidey

Age:

12

Hometown:

North Creake

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2015 after undergoing treatment for Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge between 2007 and 2012.

Why I love the Trust:

“I’ve made new friends and learned loads of new skills through my Trust trips. The trips are fun and unusual and I’m looking forward to meeting more new people on Round Britain 2017 and achieving more new sailing skills.”

Fun fact about me:

I play the violin and I met Olly Murs and lots of other popstars backstage at a VIP concert at the Royal Albert Hall in 2014.

Eve

Name:

Eve

Age:

14

Hometown:

Leicester

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2015 after undergoing treatment for Acute Myloid Leukaemia (with bone marrow transplant) and Wilms’ Tumour (kidney cancer) at Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Leicester Royal Infirmary between 2010 and 2013.

Why I love the Trust:

“The sailing makes the Trust different; no other trips offer this experience. I’ve made friends and learned new skills. I’m looking forward to meeting new people, taking part in a longer sailing trip and learning different sailing skills through Round Britain 2017. There’s only one boat so will be more time sailing.”

Fun fact about me:

I enjoy dance and drama and taking part in stage shows.

Libby

Name:

Libby

Age:

12

Hometown:

Rugby

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2015 after undergoing treatment for Acute Myloid Leukaemia at Northampton General Hospital between 2012 and 2015.

Why I love the Trust:

“I gained a lot more confidence through my first Trust trip. Then going back every year and staying longer than you do on any other trip makes it different. I’m looking forward to making more new friends, developing more sailing skills and more confidence in myself by taking part in Round Britain 2017.”

Fun fact about me:

I currently hold a record for the most ‘Beads of Courage’ at Northampton Hospital – I have over 1,000! Each bead represents a specific treatment (such as blood transfusion, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and overnight stay in hospital) to display and acknowledge a young person’s cancer journey.

Leg 10 - London to Cowes

Jessica

Name:

Jessica

Age:

22

Hometown:

Camberley

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2014 after undergoing treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma at the Royal Surrey County Hospital

Why I love the Trust:

The Trust helped me get back on my feet after being so unwell. I probably wouldn’t have had the confidence nor energy to have considered doing this two years ago. But the Trust understands everyone has different physical and mental barriers to overcome after treatment and supports you in achieving what you’re able of.

Fun fact about me:

When I was working I served Bruce Forsyth with a drink and had a conversation with him!

Benjamin

Name:

Benjamin

Age:

21

Hometown:

Winscombe

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2015 after undergoing treatment for Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre

Why I love the Trust:

My first trip inspired me to take on a new exciting hobby and it also helped me understand different types of young people with cancer. Trust trips are about meeting new people and building a family unit onboard

Fun fact about me:

I have an array of circus skills and a spiritual connection with Doc Martens!

Fay

Name:

Fay

Age:

23

Hometown:

Nottingham

First sailed with the Trust:

2011

Why I love the Trust:

Trust trips are one of the most comfortable, encouraging and nurturing places to be, where I not only learn to sail, which I love, but that have also given me the tools and perspective to be myself and aim to achieve everything I want in life. It opened my eyes to the abilities I had, even with a long-term condition from my treatment. Particularly on my most recent trip in 2016, I found myself as a person and was able to push the boundaries of what I thought I could do. Because of the confidence I gained I’ve been able to make decisions about my future I was too nervous to make before, including applying for and being accepted to study at Derby University from September. This is a big step, I feel like I’m finally following my heart.

Fun fact about me:

When I was younger I was so obsessed with Jurassic Park I wanted to be a paleontologist, then I realised I didn’t like science at school!

Louie

Name:

Louie

Age:

19

Hometown:

Cannington

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment at Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre

Leg 11 - Cowes to Dartmouth

Rosie

Name:

Rosie

Age:

15

Hometown:

Bournemouth

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2013 after undergoing treatment for Burkitt lymphoma at Southampton General Hospital between 2004 and 2005.

Why I love the Trust:

Trips are once-in-a-lifetime opportunities that should be grasped with both hands. You can really get to be yourself and get to know new people. It’s a lovely environment to be part of, because of the things the people on these trips have been through, everyone is so kind and open-minded. These trips also encourage team working so it’s mainly from the trips I love working in a team.

Fun fact about me:

I am now unaffected by the illness I had and it has no impact on my life, I am happy and healthy.

Tallulah

Name:

Tallulah

Age:

17

Hometown:

Liss

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2011 after undergoing treatment for a Wilms’ tumour (a type of kidney cancer) at Southampton General Hospital in 2001.

Why I love the Trust:

On my first Trust trip I felt such relief and elation at being able to get what I was feeling off my chest. It helped me understand what I’d been through a lot more and was validation for how I felt. Everyone can relate to each other. I’ve gained more confidence both in general and sailing situations and have also enjoyed sailing at my local club near home since my first trip with the Trust.

Fun fact about me:

I am on the Trust Youth Board. My shyness has always stopped me voicing my opinion before, but I wanted to join the Youth Board and give my input because the Trust has helped me so much. It’s a good thing to have on my CV but, even more, I’m so proud I’ve got the confidence to have signed up as three years ago I never could have imagined being able to do this.

Emily

Name:

Emily

Age:

14

Hometown:

Salisbury

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment for optic nerve glioma at Southampton General Hospital

Why I love the Trust:

All the adults, kids and volunteers understand you, what you have been through and what you are capable of. They don’t care about your ‘disability’ or the past, only about what you can achieve in the future. I’ve made lifelong friends, learnt sailing skills and felt at ease with others who understand

Fun fact about me:

Although I am registered blind I am the goalie and captain of my able-bodied U16 football team

Elliot

Name:

Elliot

Age:

16

Hometown:

Truro

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment for Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) at the Royal Cornwall Hospital between 2006 and 2008

Why I love the Trust:

The trips are challenging but also provide you with new life skills as well as enabling me to talk to people of my own age who have experienced cancer as not all cancers are the same. Although I have not met up with the friends I made on my first trip, we are continually in contact because we enjoy gaming on our PCs and so often play games together and chat over the internet.

Fun fact about me:

In 2014 I built my own PC. I want to go to college and study computing and maths from September.

Jason

Name:

Jason

Age:

16

Hometown:

Yateley

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment for craniopharyngioma (a type of brain tumour) at The Royal Marsden Hospital, London in 2011.

Why I love the Trust:

You stay with other people and form friendships. I also liked the sailing.

Fun fact about me:

I like meeting other people

Leg 12 - Dartmouth to Falmouth

Elsa

Name:

Elsa

Age:

15

Hometown:

Bodmin

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in 2014

Why I love the Trust:

It inspires you to try new things with people who have also been through a tricky journey. My first Trust trip gave me confidence and I made new friends.

Fun fact about me:

I’ve completed my bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award

Jasmine

Name:

Jasmine

Age:

14

Hometown:

Crediton

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2015 after undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital between 2010 and 2013.

Why I love the Trust:

I can do things that are more daring where I’m not treated like a poorly child. My previous Trust trips were a lot of fun and gave me confidence

Fun fact about me:

I love acting and dancing

Felix

Name:

Felix

Age:

13

Hometown:

Plymouth

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2013 after undergoing treatment for Wilms Tumour (kidney cancer) at Derriford Hospital (Plymouth) in 2010.

Why I love the Trust:

There are lots of fun activities and I made new friends and gained confidence on my other Trust trips.

Fun fact about me:

I built my own computer

Chloe

Name:

Chloe

Age:

16

Hometown:

Plymouth

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2013 after undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) at Derriford Hospital (Plymouth) between 2002 and 2004.

Why I love the Trust:

The people are amazing and really understand what you’ve been through. You gain independence and it made me more confident in speaking to other people and in myself.

Fun fact about me:

I sang at Plymouth Pavilions with my school rock band.

Leg 13 - Falmouth to Cardiff

Sam

Name:

Sam

Age:

20

Hometown:

Braintree

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2011 after undergoing treatment for nasopharyngeal carcinoma at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) in 2009.

Why I love the Trust:

You become part of the Trust family and through my trips I’ve gained my love and passion for sailing.

Fun fact about me:

I am currently working towards my Yachtmaster’s qualification

Alisha

Name:

Alisha

Age:

21

Hometown:

Crediton

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2012 after undergoing treatment for Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (AML) at Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Why I love the Trust:

The kindness and passion from everyone who goes. From my trips I gained the feeling that no matter what we’ve been through, how and what we’re doing now is good.

Fun fact about me:

I am a lifeguard and swimming teacher

George

Name:

George

Age:

20

Hometown:

Derry Hill

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2009 after undergoing treatment for osteosarcoma at the Royal United Hospital Bath

Why I love the Trust:

It’s a great friendly atmosphere and it gives you the ability to be yourself, gain confidence and build friendships.

Fun fact about me:

I’m studying at the University of Birmingham

Abbie

Name:

Abbie

Age:

23

Hometown:

Southampton

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2013 after undergoing treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma at Leeds General Infirmary between 2011 and 2012.

Why I love the Trust:

Trust trips really are unique. I made friends really quickly because everyone was in the same situation. I felt comfortable talking to them about things they would understand that my friends at home wouldn’t. I also felt more independent, with the responsibility of sailing as a team meaning my confidence improved to start taking on new tasks. Without the Trust I also wouldn’t have had the opportunity to discover just how much I love sailing and to turn around some of the big negatives of having cancer into a positive by getting to go sailing.

Fun fact about me:

I work as a therapeutic radiographer at Southampton General Hospital – having cancer meant I became interested in cancer and I now work delivering radiotherapy treatment to others with cancer.

Leg 14 - Cardiff to Holyhead

Meredith

Name:

Meredith

Age:

23

Hometown:

Potybodkin

First sailed with the Trust:

2016

Mark

Name:

Mark

Age:

23

Hometown:

Wrexham

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment for X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis protein (XIAP) requiring bone marrow transplant at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) between 2014 and 2015.

Why I love the Trust:

Seeing Wales from a different perspective, enjoying new scenery and challenges, meeting new people and having fun with my crewmates. I’m also looking forward to helping others when we visit local hospitals on our way around.

Fun fact about me:

I can do the Moonwalk…

Nisha

Name:

Nisha

Age:

18

Hometown:

Liverpool

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment for Wilms Tumour (a type of kidney cancer) at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital between 2002 and 2003.

Why I love the Trust:

I feel I gained a lot of confidence from my first trip and it the trips have more of a personal achievement element.

Fun fact about me:

I’d like to work in air traffic control.

Callan

Name:

Callan

Age:

22

Hometown:

Cape town

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at University College London Hospitals (UCLH) in 2015.

Why I love the Trust:

From my first trip I gained happiness, experience and I love that the trips are on the water.

Fun fact about me:

I’m from Cape Town and I also love the Lego Movie too much!

Leg 15 - Holyhead to Liverpool

Ian

Name:

Ian

Age:

12

Hometown:

Stockport

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2014 after undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital between 2008 and 2011.

Why I love the Trust:

I sailed from Largs to other places in Scotland with people that have had similar childhood experiences and I gained a lot of confidence from it.

Fun fact about me:

I am sort of funny and like having a laugh!

Isobel

Name:

Isobel

Age:

12

Hometown:

New Mills

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2014 after undergoing treatment for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL) at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital between 2009 and 2011.

Why I love the Trust:

You learn about sailing and have a really good time while meeting people, which gave me confidence and happiness.

Fun fact about me:

I live near the Swizzels sweet factory!

Molly

Name:

Molly

Age:

14

Hometown:

Chesterfield

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2012 after undergoing treatment for Wilms Tumour (a type of kidney cancer) at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust in 2011.

Why I love the Trust:

It is easier to talk to new people as you can share similar experiences and stories. I like working as part of a team and have made new friends I still keep in contact with.

Fun fact about me:

I can play the guitar and like singing and I once auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent

Kamil

Name:

Kamil

Age:

12

Hometown:

Goole

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment for medulloblastoma (a malignant brain tumour) at Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust in 2015.

Why I love the Trust:

You meet new friends and see new things.

Fun fact about me:

I like exploring

Leg 16 - Liverpool

Leila

Name:

Leila

Age:

29

Hometown:

Manchester

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2016 after undergoing treatment for leukaemia at The Christie Hospital, Manchester between 2009 and 2015.

Why I love the Trust:

You are with a crew that understands, and having had similar experiences, you can talk about medical jargon and they will understand. My Trust trip helped me to become more confident in myself and that I am able, no matter how much my late effects hinder my life.

Fun fact about me:

I was a London Olympic torchbearer in 2012

Olivia

Name:

Olivia

Age:

20

Hometown:

Hulme

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2014 after treatment for osteosarcoma (including amputation of her right leg) at Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in 2011.

Why I love the Trust:

Everyone on my first trip was at different stages of recovery. Other charity trips I’d done had been cancer related. This was just a group of teenagers that just happened to have had cancer. It was a refreshing atmosphere. You’re like a little family after four days. On chemo I got so good at hiding the pain to protect the people who loved me. That’s why you can always spot if someone else is struggling, as you’ve done it yourself, you’ve hidden it. On Trust trips you don’t need to say anything, there’s just a mutual understanding the little dramas don’t matter.

Fun fact about me:

I’m an Events Management student at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Jack

Name:

Jack

Age:

25

Hometown:

Ashton-Under-Lyne

First sailed with the Trust:

In 2015 after undergoing treatment for testicular cancer at The Christie Hospital, Manchester in 2013.

Why I love the Trust:

Trust trips are more hands-on and active with friendly volunteers. Through the Trust I’ve gained a better understanding of how sailing works and when out at sea I’m happy and in a place of contentment.

Fun fact about me:

I am a self-employed photographer and after my treatment I set up a charity called Baggy Trousers to raise awareness of testicular cancer.

Josie

Name:

Josie

Age:

25

Hometown:

Farnborough

First sailed with the Trust: