The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is pleased to announce the British Sailing Team’s Charlotte Dobson, 29, from Helensbugh, Scotland, as its newest official ambassador.
A front-runner for being selected to go to the Rio 2016 Olympics in the 49er FX Class with sailing partner Sophie Ainsworth, Charlotte explained why she wanted to get involved: ‘I took part in this this year’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Round the Island Race with the Trust and instantly loved the atmosphere the Trust created. It was an inspiring day to watch the kids get more comfortable with the boats and get fully stuck in to racing around the island at such close quarters. There were many close crosses where I had one eye shut but none of them seem to flinch!‘
Charlotte, who is currently preparing for the 2015 49er FX World Championship taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina from 16-21 November, will join the ranks of the Trust’s inspirational Patrons and Ambassadors, including Dame Ellen MacArthur, double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson OBE and Radio 1 DJ and Bestival curator Rob da Bank.
Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust Chief Executive Frank Fletcher explained how proud the charity is to have the Olympic hopeful involved: ‘We are delighted to have Charlotte onboard as a Ambassador for the Trust and know she will be a great asset.
Helping to make a difference to young people in recovery from cancer, Charlotte will be actively involved, whenever she can, by joining sailing trips and promoting the work of the Trust at fundraising events.
Launched in 2003, the aim of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is to give young people, aged between eight to 24, in recovery from cancer the chance to rebuild their confidence through sailing. In its 12th year, the Trust has grown beyond every expectation into a national charity. Working with every young person Principal Treatment Centre and a growing number of Designated Units in the UK.
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