Ellen MacArthur’s first solo round Britain voyage in her 21ft yacht, Iduna
in 1995. Starting from Cowes on 3rd May, 85 young people will sail the 48
foot Scarlet Oyster the 2000 nautical miles around Britain on a four month
voyage stopping at 17 ports around Great Britain including Dover, London,
Ipswich, Hull, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness, Glasgow (Largs),
Belfast, Douglas, Liverpool, Holyhead, Cardiff, Torquay and Southampton.
The Voyage provides a unique opportunity for young people in recovery from
cancer and leukemia to return to the pediatric oncology wards of the
hospitals they were treated in and communicate their experiences and
recovery path to those currently undergoing treatment for cancer. Throughout
the course of the Voyage the Trust is aiming to raise £100,000.Trust Patrons
Dame Ellen MacArthur and double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Roberston
will both be taking part in the Voyage. Ellen MacArthur will be giving a
series of public talks at venues across Britain in conjunction with the www.roundbritain.org
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