Stephanie, Lily and Ella instantly connected when they met on their Trust trip. They learned new skills, made lots of friends and most importantly had fun. Interested in coming on a Trust trip? Find out more here –https://www.ellenmacarthurcancertrust.org/our-trips/first-time-
For many young people, picking up from where they left off before cancer just isn’t possible. So, when treatment ends our work begins. We support young people aged 8-17 and 18-24(ish) to rebuild confidence through sailing and adventure.
A 14-year-old Claire Amaladoss first sailed with the Trust in 2007 in recovery from Hodgkin Lymphoma. This is her story of how she went from a young person to volunteer to Trustee.
Positivity and optimism is the best cure to the loneliness and isolation young people feel after treatment. As the young people explain in this video a weight is lifted off your shoulders by being around people who understand. The support […]
Emmie was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia at seven. She explains how the support of the Trust helped her let go of the anger she held on to after treatment.
Little did Hannah know how the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust would transform her life after hearing the words ‘Leukaemia’.
It was hard for Ammarah sitting in hospital watching her friends’ Snapchat stories while she was receiving chemotherapy for Hodgkin Lymphoma, but the Trust help her feel part of something again.
Nathaniel had treatment for Lymphoma as a child. But after experiencing Late Effects into his 20s, he found the support of the Trust invaluable.
This is why new friendships after cancer matter. The Trust’s four day trips can be transformational. It’s not about sailing, but the magic that happens when young people with shared experiences are together on a boat. Come aboard and find […]
Did you know as many as 83% of young people going through cancer treatment report feeling lonely – they feel like no one understands what they’re going through, even though they are surrounded by people they feel lonely because they […]
After treatment for a brain tumour left Ryan in a wheelchair, he had to get his life back together. With help from his family and friends he did just that, qualifying as a personal trainer and finding a job on […]
20 year old Craig from Belfast talks about his time with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. Craig talks about how he didn’t really socialise with others whilst going through treatment but while on the trip he enjoyed being with others […]