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Dame Ellen MacArthur’s Cancer Trust sets sail for Largs

01 February 2013

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust will celebrate its 10th anniversary by creating a sailing hub in Largs, North Ayrshire, during the summer.

The charity has been running from the Isle of Wight for almost a decade, taking young people aged between 8 and 24 years old in recovery from cancer and leukaemia on four-day trips on-board cruising yachts.

Now, using £40,000 funding from the People's Postcode Trust, the charity will be able to offer the excursions for two weeks in July round the coast of Scotland.

Dame Ellen said: "We are really pleased to be working in Scotland. It is one of the most beautiful places in the world to sail and the young people gain so much from the experience."

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