Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

14 January 2014

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust 2009

The EMCT expressed their grateful to all at PHB for the continued support over the past year.

The Trust were able to take over 200 young people on the water, with 25 boats sailing in their IOW-based summer trips, a week of training at Easter for young people who are now adults and want to return as volunteers, a residential dinghy week and the incredible Ellen MacArthur Trust Skandia Round Britain voyage.

Particularly, the voyage was inspirational with the young people expressing how important the adventure had been to them:

"From the moment I boarded Scarlet Oyster I instantly felt a million miles away from everything I was going through...Last week showed me life in all its beauty again, everything felt right in the world and I felt part of something worthwhile. I will keep the memories of last week forever." Claire, 16, sailing the final leg and treated at Southampton General Hospital.

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