A sailor who works with a charity providing life changing experiences to young people with cancer will be visiting Helensburgh to tell his story.

Paul Taylor of the Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust will give a talk on his work with the charity at Helensburgh Sailing Club on Wednesday, February 28 at 7pm.

Paul, a professional skipper, has sailed around the world and helps the trust to offer sailing experiences from Largs.

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He said: “I feel honoured to tell a positive story about such a difficult journey for young people who have been through cancer treatment.”

The Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust aims to encourage young people aged eight to 24, who have been diagnosed with the disease, to believe in a positive future.

Through the free sailing experiences, they hope to bolster young peoples’ confidence after completing cancer treatment.

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Volunteer Nicola Aitken said: “Sailing is a new skill that young people learn through this experience, but it is also about inspiring and building their confidence to face the world once more.

“Please come along if you know someone who may benefit from this experience and you want to find out more or you might be considering becoming a volunteer, medic, skipper or mate, or you think you can help by sponsoring the trust.”

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The trust has two boats which can be seen sailing the Clyde waters over the summer.

The talk is open to everyone and will last around an hour to finish at 8pm.

For information about the Ellen McArthur Cancer Trust, visit www.ellenmcarthurcancertrust.org.