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.
It's back and it's bigger than ever! This year a group of walkers will compete against two boats and a groups of cyclists. Who will win this unusual race from London to Brighton?
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.
Dave lost his cancer battle on 27th April 2016. The family have requested that donations are made to Sail 4 Cancer in Dave’s memory.
Our Patron Dee Caffari will skipper a winning team for the Three Peaks Yacht Race in June.
Claude Van Martyn is to take up the latest Jester Challenge - a 500 miles solo sail to the Azores
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is proud to be supporting the work of Sail 4 Cancer