NEWS 27th Feb 2018

Wightlink supports Sail 4 Cancer's new Sail 4 Sale campaign

Wightlink & Wight Sails help Sail 4 Cancer

Sail 4 Cancer - About Us

Set up by a team of sailing enthusiasts, all of whom have lost a family member or a friend to cancer, Sail 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of days out and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer.

We also make grants to UK based care institutions and support research into the positive effects of sport (e.g. sailing) and how it can help with cancer prevention and recovery.

Sail 4 Cancer has received a welcome boost by Island company Wight Sails and the ferry company Wightlink.

With the help of Wightlink and Wight Sails, Sail 4 Cancer has launched an exciting new initiative that will see old sails recycled into a range of new products including hold-alls and wash bags.

The charity was offered a large consignment of sails from Wight Sails owner Peter le Masurier and also free Wightlink transport for the two vans and six people required to collect the load.

Sail 4 Cancer chairman Graham Precey said: “We knew that we had been donated a sizeable quantity of sails but we were taken aback - and obviously pleased - when we realised Peter wanted to give us around 300 sails!”

“There were all sorts of sails including many old race sails from the Clipper round-the-word fleet which were huge. By the time we had loaded them all up we were exhausted. Not only did Wightlink offer free travel they also changed our booking so that we were able to return home earlier than expected which was a relief after such a lot of lifting.”

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“The sails are now being sorted and de-metalled so that they can be washed and cut for manufacture into duffle bags. These will then be sold with the proceeds going towards providing much needed water-based respite days and short-breaks for British families affected by cancer."

Graham concluded, “We would like to thank Wightlink for their fantastic support and also, of course, Peter le Masurier for his immense generosity. Their efforts will make a huge contribution to our work.”

Wightlink Marketing and Innovation Director Stuart James says: “We are all aware of the fantastic work undertaken by Sail 4 Cancer and we were delighted to be able to help them out.”

Find out more!

If you're interested in getting involved in this new project, please get in touch using the contact form below. You may have some sails that you'd like to donate or perhaps you would be interested in buying one of our bags or just a sail for an architectural project.

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