Return To Sail – why long-term counts
Wherever a young person lives and whatever stage of recovery they are at, they can always turn to the Trust.
This is where the Trust really stands out as our Return to Sail programme provides the extended support many young people need.
Almost 60% of our young people have returned to sail with us for two or more years.
That’s a massive number of young people who recognise that their relationship with the Trust goes way beyond a one-off experience, and really appreciate the benefits that long-term involvement can bring.
Rebuilding robust confidence, optimism and self-esteem in the aftermath of cancer cannot be achieved in four-days.
Through Return to Sail each young person can come back and sail with us every year. On these trips lifelong friendships are bound, unique life experiences are shared, confidence flourishes and more memories are made.
The young people get the sense of being part of something special and they look forward to coming back and doing it all again every year.
These ongoing relationships, both with the Trust and the friends they have made over many different trips, are crucial in a young person being able to picture a future and having the increasing confidence to live that future.
These are our Return To Sail opportunities – some are open to under 18s only, over 18s only or everyone…
- J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race
- Bradwell Essex Outdoors Residential Activity Week
- Water Park Lakeland Residential Activity Week (Lake District)
- Outdoor Adventure Residential Activity Week (Cornwall)
- South Coast Cruising
- Scotland West Coast Cruising
- Canalability Canal Boat Trip, Essex
Return To Sail works because we understand how getting involved with education, dealing with the challenges of employment, facing social realities and relationships and just living a full, happy life after cancer can be a endless process.