Round Britain 2017 — the Ellen MacArthur Trust's most exciting ever project

By a County Press reporter

Published on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 10:42


Round Britain 2017 — the Ellen MacArthur Trust's most exciting ever project

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has announced plans for Round Britain 2017.

THE Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust has announced details of what it has called its most ever exciting ever project — a round Britain sailing relay involving 100 young people.

The epic Round Britain 2017 voyage, which will take place from May to September, is aimed at increasing awareness of the work done by the trust, which supports young people recovering from cancer through sailing.

The crew will visit 60 towns around the country, also stopping at cancer treatment centres to meet young patients.

Dame Ellen MacArthur said: "Round Britain is about a lot more than sailing — it is about rebuilding the confidence, self-belief and independence of those involved — bringing back in to focus positive options which have been unimaginable during treatment."

She urged people to support the trip by sharing social media posts and added: "The trust aims to rebuild young people’s confidence through positive, shared experiences. The local welcomes to the crew, wherever you are in the UK will be a huge part of this experience. We would love everyone to be part of the adventure and get involved, every individual moment, throughout the UK will make difference."

To find out more about Round Britain 2017, view some of the ports the crew will be visiting and follow the young people’s journey, please visit

Round Britian 2017

We are proud to announce our Round Britain 2017 plans to help more young people in recovery from cancer than ever before - watch our video to find out about our exciting journey.Come back today and join Dame Ellen MacArthur LIVE from 1.15pm at the London Boat Show.Post your questions and comments to her on here, to find out more and show your support to our young people.#roundbritain2017#emctrust#launchday

Posted by Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust on Monday, 9 January 2017


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