The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust's Carsington Water Walk raises over £2550
165 people took part in the Carsington Water Walk to raise money for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust on Sunday the 8th of May. The wonderful weather and the beautiful scenery of Carsington Water provided the perfect backdrop for a spot of fundraising, with the Trust raising over £2550, which will enable them to take more young people, in recovery from cancer, out sailing to rebuild their confidence.
Fundraisers were out in force for the 8.5 mile route around the beautiful Derbyshire reservoir, with an alternative 1 mile route available which was suitable for wheelchairs, pushchairs and young children. A sea of bright blue Trust t-shirts could be seen at the start, having a powerful effect in the spring sunshine.
Fundraiser Amanda Seddon, attended the Carsington Walk with 10 of her fellow employees and their families from local business, Ashbury Labelling, in support of the Trust. Between them they raised an incredible £600! Amanda expressed why they support the Trust; "The Trust have really supported my son. After being treated for cancer as a young person he lost a lot of independence. Going away, on a boat, and having to crew it really helped his independence whilst also making friends who understand what he had been through." She continued "It was a great day; we had lots of fun and enjoyed the beautiful views!"
Ashbury Labelling team
Clare Ross, Events and Partnerships Fundraising Manager for the Trust, commented "As a National charity we work with both young people and hospitals in the area, it is great to be able to come to such a fantastic location and meet the local community and beyond. The support we have received for the Carsington Water Walk has been amazing and we can't wait to return next year!"
Clare continued "the money raised from this weekend's event will allow even more young people to join the Trust on trips over the summer. This year we are aiming to take over 700 young people, in recovery from cancer, out on the water."
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national organisation which was set up 13 years ago to give young people, aged 8- 24, in recovery from cancer, the opportunity to take part in sailing trips to rebuild their confidence. The Trust builds long term relationships through the Return to Sail and the Graduate Volunteer programs working with every young person Principal Treatment Centre and a growing number of Designated Units in the UK. To date it has enabled over 1,500 young people to take part in sailing trips. The Trust receives no government funding and therefore relies entirely on voluntary donations to provide sailing trips free of charge to the young people.
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