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.
Here is just some of the amazing feedback from and photos of the people we have helped this year, showing just what a difference we are making to their lives.
Dr Biljana Milojkovic has asked that people make a donation to Sail 4 Cancer in lieu of any farewell gifts.
Horizon Watersports, based in Nidri, Greece, are pledging to raise funds for Sail 4 Cancer through fun events and challenges...
On 17th September 2016 Team Ningwood are to cycle 19 miles, canoe 2 miles and run 8 miles on the Isle of Wight as they participate in the very last (but no less fearsome) Wightlink Wight Challenge.
Lynsey Smith from World Travel Holdings (WTH) explains the “Rivington WTH Challenge”.
Class Commodore John Berry says, “We are delighted to be helping Sail 4 Cancer”
Barry and Louise are to be married on Saturday June 25th and have requested that, instead of buying gifts, their guests should donate their gift money to Sail 4 Cancer.
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July will see the 43rd Historic Vehicle Gathering. This year Sail 4 Cancer is proud and delighted to be one of the Official Charities for this spectacular event…
… ten tonnes of ice, a hundred tonnes of mud, electrocution and a human BBQ…
Mike is to participate in one of the oldest and most remarkable multi-sport endurance races in the world
Chris Byne is challenging himself to take part in this iconic race - sailing’s answer to the London Marathon - whilst raising funds for Sail 4 Cancer.