We help the whole 'family unit' manage the impact of a cancer diagnosis...
WATER BASED RESPITE
Days out and short breaks in the UK and Europe...
We help families create amazing memories which last a lifetime...
Days out and short breaks for families affected by cancer
Welcome to the Sail 4 Cancer website. Sail 4 Cancer is a UK charity that raises funds to provide days out and short breaks for families affected by cancer. This is what we call “respite”.
Many of our respite trips and short breaks are water based. From family sailing days across the UK to longer holidays such as cruises, we give families something to look forward to during the most difficult of times.
Spending time on the water has many health benefits and is proven to lower stress levels, a major factor in both cancer prevention and recovery. We passionately believe in the therapeutic powers of the marine environment.
Creating memories for families living with cancer since 2001
Our background and focus areas…
What We Do
From days out to holidays and research…
Our short and long term objectives…
Testimonials from families we have helped…
“With sick child, everything is governed by their health - it's a cloud that's permanently hanging over us. We couldn't do this sort of thing normally. Thank you!”
“Two weeks before the trip my PSA reading had reached 28. After our holiday my reading is now 10.8!”
“Being diagnosed with cancer was an extremely stressful time. After the chemo and radiotherapy it was a pleasure to have something to look forward to.”
“These days out for all the family to enjoy mean so much to us as we have to spend so much time apart. Thank you again for all you do in support of families like ours.”
“Thank you for making the difference to the lives of children that have had to cope with things that no one should have to go through, let alone young kids.”
“It is impossible for people not in our situation to understand just how precious the memories of such a great day can be.”
“For a week I swam and did things I never ever thought I would do again. I did not think about cancer for more than a fleeting moment the whole week.”
“I have been through a very rough year finding out I had secondary cancer. Today was a day off from cancer. Many many thanks, it was brilliant!”