Charter firm contribute three yachts to Dame Ellen's cancer trust

Sunsail will team up with The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust in 2011 by providing three yachts to take young people recovering from cancer and leukaemia sailing.

The charter behemoth has purchased 42 Bénéteau First 40s for this season and the trust will use them throughout the summer holidays to run four-day trips in the Solent for youngsters.

Cheryl Powell, Sunsail‘s chief operating officer, said: ‘Sunsail are proud to be working with The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and to be able to help the trust enrich the lives of young people, who have been through so much.

‘Not only is it good to be able to give something back, but it is a real pleasure to be able to introduce young people into a sport that we at Sunsail are so passionate about.’

Frank Fletcher from the trust said: ‘We are delighted to be working with Sunsail and their support will enable us to work with more young people in recovery from cancer and leukaemia.’

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