The new Scottish base for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust was opened at Largs Yacht Haven on the Firth of Clyde by Dame Ellen MacArthur.
The new base marks the expansion for the ten year old charitable trust, based in Cowes Isle of Wight and set up by Dame Ellen MacArthur, to assist young people recovering from cancer and leukaemia through sailing. The Trust has taken up residence at the 700 berth marina and plans to increase the number of young people coming through the recovery and confidence building programme to 200 by 2017.
“We have been overwhelmed by the welcome and support we have received at Largs,” enthused chief executive Frank Fletcher. “We selected our new Scottish home carefully and are delighted by the excellent facilities at the Yacht Haven as well as the fabulous sailing waters that we will be sailing in. We could not have asked for more”.
“We are very honoured to have been selected by Dame Ellen and the Trust for their new base,” commented Yacht Haven director Carolyn Elder. “ We are hugely supportive of the great work being carried out and look forward to working closely both the young people and the Trust team to aid their expansion. ”
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