Sail 4 Cancer - The Sailing Charity
Sail 4 Cancer was set up in 2001 by a group of keen sailors who had all lost a close friend or relative to cancer.
Sail 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of water based respite days and holidays for families affected by cancer. The charity also makes grants to cancer care centres and supports research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. sailing) and how it can help prevent cancer and aid recovery post diagnosis.
From the moment you are diagnosed with cancer your life is taken over by hospital visits, treatments, tests, uncertainty, and often, financial worries. For a day or a week, Sail 4 Cancer takes cancer patients and their families away from the disease and the nightmare that they are living through and offers them the chance to rebuild relationships, create positive memories and have some quality fun time together.
A team of sailors will cover 140 miles by sea and a team of walkers will go 60 miles overland in this unusual charity race. And this time it's a GRUDGE match!
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Put the kettle on for your Tea by the Sea 2014!
Hudson Wight is supporting the sailing charity Sail 4 Cancer at a range of UK regattas this year.
An intrepid group of cadets from Warsash Maritime Academy are preparing to brave the elements and experience what every seafarer hopes they never have to do for real - spend 24 hours in a liferaft.
Sail 4 Cancer supporters will be spending 24 hours in a liferaft this October to raise awareness of the 1,000 people who are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every 24 hours.
When Newbury Estate Agents Jones Robinson hosted a summer ball last August they also raised funds for Sail 4 Cancer
Members of the Royal Welsh Yacht Club are sporting unaccustomed facial hair to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer & RNLI.
In 2013, thanks to all our wonderful supporters, 340 people living with cancer enjoyed a respite opportunity with Sail 4 Cancer on a total of 1,421 respite days...
On 24th November 2013 Mel Thompson commenced sailing across the Atlantic in support of Sail 4 Cancer. Sponsor Mel in her challenge of a lifetime.
An intrepid solo crossing of the Atlantic Ocean along the Tropic of Cancer at 23 degrees north.
In an act of immense kindness, the owner of an ETAP 26 is selling his vessel for the benefit of Sail 4 Cancer.