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Monday 23 September

Ocean Youth Trust Sailing Week (12+)

  • Southampton

The Ocean Youth Trust sailing trip is BACK! This is an incredible sailing experience for siblings of children supported by Shooting Star Children’s Hospice.

The voyage is for four nights from Monday 23 September to Friday 29 September, departing from Southampton. Don’t panic, if needs be, we can write to your school to inform them officially about the trip and the benefits of it. Just let us know if you need this.

This trip is an incredible opportunity for the young people to learn something new and get stuck into life at sea. From the moment they get on board all safety equipment is allocated and they are then quite literally shown the ropes. They will learn to sail, sleep, scrub the decks, cook for the team, and get to know each other whilst also getting some down time to watch the world float by. Without a doubt this is an incredible opportunity and we are so excited to share it with you. This is an opportunity for bereaved and supported siblings and the Shooting Star Staff on board will support them at every step. In the past we have had a Zoom call a few weeks before as an opportunity to meet the friendly faces that they will be joining. We will communicate this all closer to the time. Last year, we had a reunion as well, as the young people all made such a strong bond.

There are ten places available for siblings who are aged between 12 and 16 years and they will be accompanied by two Shooting Star Children’s Hospices team members. Please note you will be required to carry with you an up-to-date passport should we have the chance to sail to France (weather dependant).

Priority will be given to those who have not been on this trip before, but please show interest if you would like to come. If the trip proves to be popular and oversubscribed, places will be allocated on a lottery system by drawing names out of a hat. Please complete the medical form in the link on this page – this information will go directly to the Ocean Youth Trust medical team who will then confirm to us if it is safe for your child to attend. Your trip will then be confirmed by us at Shooting Star. At this point we will ask you for a holding deposit of £100.00 will be refunded after the trip. If this cost will prevent your child from being able to attend then please contact Caroline Brett-Field, Care Events Manager and we can discuss alternative options.

Read more about our last trip and take a look at some of the photos.

Event details
  • Southampton,
    Ocean Youth Trust,
    SO14 3QN,
    United Kingdom