The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust aims to restore the confidence of young people aged between 8 and 24 years old who are recovering from cancer. Studies into the psychological effects of cancer in children highlight how important positive personal relationships are in coping with cancer.
Towards the end of the their treatment, young people can attend their first four-day sailing trip with the charity. They will be living aboard the the boat and will eat, sleep and contribute by helping to cook and clean.
The aim of this trip is not only to be a fun experience for the young people, but to act as a means of restoring some independence that may have become displaced during their treatments.
Frank Fletcher, CEO of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, said, "Thanks to players of People’s Postcode Lottery, we have been able to expand our operations, set ambitious targets and most importantly increase the number of young people we can work with.
"This ongoing support allows us to look to the future, and grow our Trust beyond every expectation."
With funds raised by players of People's Postcode Lottery, it is hoped that the charity will be able to double the number of young people they can work with.