Kristie Reid


The Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust
The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is a national organisation that gives young people between the ages of 8-18 who have suffered from cancer and leukaemia the opportunity to take part in the new and fantastic experience of sailing. The majority of our young people are off treatment and in recovery from cancer and leukaemia. These young people are recruited by our contact (usually a nurse or social worker) at the hospital or group we work with, as they are more involved with the young people at the hospitals and so aware of who would benefit the most from the trip. The young people can continue to sail with the Trust up until their 18th birthday or remission date. Often the young people that sail with us have spent long periods of time in hospital and can be suffering from low self-esteem on top of missing out on large chunks of their childhood. Studies into the psychological effects of cancer in children highlight how important positive personal relationships with others are in facilitating coping with cancer. They also state how difficult it is for the children (especially teens) to establish independence and a sense of control over their lives and maintain a sense of personal worth. The emphasis of our trips is on teamwork and fun, with sailing as the perfect catalyst. Sailing offers a new experience in a small and intimate environment, which gives the young people the space to assert themselves without the chance of getting lost in the group. These independent studies into the psychological effects of cancer in children and the values of sail training for young people highlight the long term positive impact the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust trips can have on the challenges that children with cancer and leukaemia face. “Jay returned full of confidence, chat, and knowledge of sailing. Jay had ‘life’ back in his eyes. He enjoyed the whole experience"


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Kristie's Clipper Adventure

Kristie Reid

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This September I will be sailing from London to Rio de Janeiro as an ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is the official charity of the Clipper Race 13-14. By competing in the first leg of the race I hope to raise as much awareness and support  for the Trust as possible.

The Trust take young people aged between 8-24 sailing to help them regain their confidence in recovery from cancer, leukaemia and other serious illnesses. By supporting the Trust you can help increase the number of young people they work with, providing more young people with an unforgettable experience and a confidence boost when they need it the most.

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27.12.13 You did fantastic Kristie! Well done :) xxx

05.12.13 Well done Kristie!

17.10.13 Well done Kristie! You are a credit not only to The EMC Trust , but also yourself !


08.10.13 so so proud of you Kristie!

06.10.13 Good luck! Can't wait to hear all about your trip! Love Kirstin xxx

01.10.13 Hope that this adventure has been all that you wished for ! Well done Kristie !

23.09.13 Enjoy the crossing

22.09.13 Can't wait to hear all about your adventure Kristie! Been tracking your progress :) Go Team GB!! lots of love xxx

21.09.13 Happy sailing kristie. xxx

11.09.13 Bon Voyage Kristie! Fair winds and following seas.

09.09.13 All the best Kristie, have the most wonderful time! Go team GB!

06.09.13 Hope you have an amazing time Kristie,wishing you all the best

03.09.13 Good Luck Kristie! Hope you have the time of your life. Xxx

03.09.13 Best of luck Kristie, enjoy every second! Xxx

02.09.13 Good Luck

02.09.13 Good luck Krisitie!

01.09.13 Good Luck Kristie :) xx

20.05.13 Have fun Kristie!


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