RS Association supports Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Sailing dinghies coming up to a beach

Young cancer survivors supported by the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust have benefited from the RS Association’s fundraising support in 2023, with the organisation raising over £2,700 across its numerous sailing events.

At Mounts Bay Sailing Club, the RS400 Nationals event held a raffle for participants and guests to raise money, and those in attendance heard more about Dame Ellen MacArthur’s cancer charity from one of its volunteers. Raffles were also held at East Lothian Yacht Club during the RS200 Nationals event, and at the Salcombe Gin RS Summer Regatta and Ball at Hayling Island Sailing Club.

Ella Rowlinson, the charity’s community and individuals fundraiser, says: “Thank you to everyone at the RS Association for all of their successful fundraising across the year, we are thrilled to have their support. Each event had such generous donations, together raising £2,772, which will have a real impact on our work with young people after their treatment ends.”

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust takes young people aged eight to 24 on sailing and outdoor adventures to inspire them to believe in a brighter future living through and beyond cancer. The trusts says that cancer can have a big impact on a young person’s mental wellbeing beyond treatment, and what happens afterwards can often be as difficult as treatment itself – if not even more so.

For many young people simply picking up where they left off before their diagnosis just isn’t possible. That is why when treatment ends, the trust says its work begins.

In February (2023), Hamble-based yacht sales and service firm Ancasta Group announced it had partnered with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, and throughout the year its support has helped to more young people benefit from the trust’s transformational sailing voyages.

Main image courtesy of Steve Fraser.

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