Monday 24th June marked the start of a new adventure for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and the twelve young people in recovery from cancer who have joined the Trust for the first four-day yacht adventure from their new Scotland hub in Largs, North Ayrshire.
Thanks to the support and funding from the players of People’s Postcode Lottery, the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust have been able to extend operations from the current base on the Isle of Wight, to include a hub in Scotland which will make the Trust’s services even more accessible to young people living with cancer in Scotland.
Double-Olympic gold medallist, Shirley Robertson who grew up and learned to sail in Scotland commented, “As an ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, I have always been a strong advocate of the fact that the sailing trips put on by the Trust benefits young people from all over the UK, including over 40 young Scottish people to date.
I think it is wonderful that, thanks to the support of the People’s Postcode Lottery, the establishment of a hub in Scotland will ensure that the Trust will be increasingly accessible, further allowing even more Scottish young people in recovery from cancer to experience the benefits from the inspirational work that the charity undertakes.”
The four-day yacht adventure set sail from Largs with the young people spending three nights sleeping on board the boats. They navigated the waters of Wemyss Bay, taking in various stopovers, giving the young people the opportunity to test their new skills and confidence on the water.
Visit the Trust’s Facebook Page for more updates and pictures of the young people's Scottish adventures.