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Milo finds his sea legs to fight cancer

AN Acocks Green youngster has taken part in a unique opportunity with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

AN Acocks Green youngster has taken part in a unique opportunity with the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust.

Milo Kelly is being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, but joined other young people on a four day yacht adventure setting sail from the Isle of Wight.

The trust aims to rebuild confidence in those who have spent long periods in hospitals and feel they have lost part of their childhood.

Each voyage is led by experienced sailors and medical professionals, but the challenge is still left with the youngsters to cope in the conditions.

They learn to sail and sleep on the yachts, work as a team, and even cook together, the experience allowing Milo and his fellow crew hands to bond.

The ten-year-old said: “At first I was scared but you soon get used to being on the boat and I just had loads of fun.

“I was really excited to be given the opportunity to come on this trip, getting to try something new, and sharing new experiences.

“For anyone else that was thinking about coming on the trip I would tell them not to worry and just try it, you’ll have lots of fun! I would definitely come back and do the trip again, the worst bit about the week is going home!”

To find out to get involved with the trust visit, www.ellenmacarthurcancertrust.org

 

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