Young people in recovery from cancer will still be able to get the support they need after the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust launched its new virtual summer.

The Trust, which supports young people aged 8-24 in rebuilding their lives after cancer through sailing, had to cancel all of its scheduled trips this year from Largs Yacht Haven due to COVID-19.

The Trust has set a new virtual course with a programme of activities including Tuesday night social hangouts, with games, quizzes and mindfulness, sailing skills tutorials, inspiring careers Q&As, and a new podcast Sound Waves.

Frank Fletcher, Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust CEO, explains: “It was one thing thinking we know what young people need; it’s another giving them what they actually need. So we went out and asked what they were going to miss most about not coming on a Trust trip this year and how we could fill that gap.

Frank continues: “We don’t know how long we won’t be able to run trips, but we do know young people will continue needing support. That’s why we must be here."

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust was founded by the history-making yachtswoman in 2003. Since then, almost 2,500 young people have been supported in rebuilding their lives after cancer through the Trust. For more information visit