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2008 Annual Review

17 December 2008

A huge and heartfelt thank you from Sail 4 Cancer and all the people you helped us to take ‘out on the water’ in 2008.

With your help and support Sail 4 Cancer was able to offer nearly 800 respite days to cancer patients and their families and carers. Over 250 people were inspired with renewed confidence, treasured memories and a welcome respite from living with cancer.

Below are just a few of the many kind words and pictures we received in 2008, just to give you a flavour…

2008 beneficiary“It’s thanks to your charity and the wonderful work you do that families such as mine are able to take a step back and remind themselves how wonderful life can be despite all the adversity. Thank you so much. It was a life-changing experience” – Eileen

“Many thanks to you for a really fantastic sailing day. It was just the tonic before my next hospital stay for treatment at the weekend.” – Suzette
Solent Sailing Day

“Thank you for an absolutely marvelous day out sailing on the Solent? A wonderful day which did everything that it was supposed to do. A real change which buoyed us up.” – Doreen & Paul

2008 beneficiary“Thanks to people like you it gives people suffering from this terrible disease a big boost in their lives.” – Ken
Smiling out at sea!

“George had a fantastic time (so did I!) and is still talking non stop about how much he enjoyed it and asking when can he go again. He is due another operation on his leg very soon so the sailing trip has really taken his mind off it. Thanks once again.” – Mark

2008 beneficiary“I really can’t explain how much it has helped us out and given us a new positive attitude towards life. I really don’t know how to show my appreciation enough for all at Sail 4 Cancer for giving me and Jaime a wonderful experience we will never forget.” – Craig

“Sailing is an amazing experience. It relaxed me and made me more positive about life. Doing something new makes a huge difference to anyone affected by cancer and the implications that has on their life.” – Fiona

“After an awful year we felt so lucky to be able to get away and forget all of our worries for a fantastic week. I feel like my old self again – and it has been a while! Friends and family have commented on how well I look and agree that this break was just what I needed. Thank you so much.” – Nathan

“Just a note to say thanks again very much. Luke could not stop going how much fun and enjoyment he had. Sailing is one hobby / interest he feels on equal terms with others.” – Martin

2008 beneficiary“We met new and interesting people – none of whom knew that I had a terminal illness. For the first time in four years I was ‘normal’. My thoughts about my future or lack of it just melted away.” – Elisabeth

“We could have a go at most things on the yacht; I had a lovely time always laughing because our crew made it so much fun. It was a brilliant day. I’ll never forget it. From the bottom of my heart, thank you all so very much.” – Sandie

Thank you everyone for your amazing support!  Have a great Christmas and all the very best for 2009!

2008 Annual Review
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