As lockdown measures eased during 2021 we resumed our partnership with Sail 4 Cancer and provided both Lake Windermere and Wightlink Ferry Crossings to people and families affected by cancer.
Francesca Abery, Managing Director said:
“The free Ferry Crossings for people affected by cancer have enabled those living on the Island to visit the mainland and those from the mainland to visit the island! This has empowered couples and families to create special memories together, visit loved ones and take a break from the demanding world of cancer. It even enabled one person to move house!”
‘Something To Look Forward To’ beneficiaries said:
“We thoroughly enjoyed our day out on the island! My husband and our two dogs visited a farm, had a tour of the island, and finished with fish and chips on our laps!”
“Not only did this mini break allow my partner and I to relax and get some much-needed downtime, but it also allowed me to spend time with my best friend after three years apart!”
“I am a medically retired secondary teacher with a terminal cancer diagnosis. My income pension did not cover my rent and living costs in Southampton, so I decided to move to the Isle of Wight for easier living and nice walks by the sea. It’s been a stressful few months trying to move and this trip enabled me to move over the last few bits and show my university flatmate how nice Ryde Seafront is!”