Sail 4 Cancer - The Sailing Charity

Sail 4 Cancer is a sailing charity that was set up in 2001 by a group of keen sailors who had all lost a close friend or relative to cancer.

Sail 4 Cancer is primarily a provider of water based respite days and holidays for families affected by cancer. The charity also makes grants to cancer care centres and supports research into the positive effects of exercise (e.g. sailing) and how it can help prevent cancer and aid recovery post diagnosis.

From the moment you are diagnosed with cancer your life is taken over by hospital visits, treatments, tests, uncertainty, and often, financial worries. For a day or a week, Sail 4 Cancer takes cancer patients and their families away from the disease and the nightmare that they are living through and offers them the chance to rebuild relationships, create positive memories and have some quality fun time together.

Sail 4 Cancer With Wightlink

Sail 4 Cancer is proud to announce a far-reaching partnership with Wightlink, the award-winning ferry operator that links the Isle of Wight with the mainland through three convenient routes. This will see many families affected by cancer enjoying a free trip to the Isle of Wight for a much needed respite break.

New Partnership With Windermere Lake Cruises

We are proud to announce a new partnership with Windermere Lake Cruises, the largest operator of water based leisure trips on England’s largest lake.

Coronavirus Update: Respite & Event Programme Changes

All Sail 4 Cancer respite trips (both days out and holidays) are now postponed until 31 May 2020 and our offices are temporarily closed. Please check this page again for any updates.

Sail 4 Cancer with Riviera Travel

Book your river cruise holiday with Riviera Travel through Sail 4 Cancer for the best prices guaranteed. What's more, you'll be helping us raise funds at the same time!

Sailing days on Lake Windermere!

Sail 4 Cancer is delighted to announce another batch of dates for sailing days on Lake Windermere for cancer patients and their families.

The Liferaft Challenge returns in 2019!

Sail 4 Cancer supporters will be spending 24 hours in a liferaft this year to raise awareness of the 1,000 people who are diagnosed with cancer in the UK every 24 hours.

Sails Of Hope Campaign Launched

Sail 4 Cancer is proud to support the 4 Cancer Group's wider objective of raising funds for a holiday lodge for UK based families living with cancer.

Aldridge Sailing Club will go for 24 hours!

After seeing what an amazing job Sail 4 Cancer is doing and how fund raising goes a long way to support this charity, this year Aldridge Sailing Club have decided to support the cause by getting sponsorship to complete the West Lancs. 24 hour race.

Fundraising campaign launched to purchase respite lodge

Sail 4 Cancer is proud to support the 4 Cancer Group's wider objective of raising funds for a holiday lodge for UK based families living with cancer.

Sail 4 Cancer releases new luggage range using recycled sails!

'Sail 4 Sale' takes used sails and recycles them into a range of bags which are then sold to help raise funds for British families living with cancer.

What a big cheque - thanks Superyacht Charities!

The 4th Superyacht Ball hosted by the Superyacht Charities in aid of charities including Sail 4 Cancer raised over £70,000 this year.

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