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amabicowesA cheque for over £2000 has been presented to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust by a local Cowes business following a successful fundraising event earlier this year.

After a successful first year in business, Cowes restaurant Amabi celebrated with a Sangria and Pintxo Party on 18th May. During the evening, Amabi held a sealed bid auction with all proceeds going to the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. The auction raised a valuable £2246.32, which will enable the Trust to take four young people in recovery from cancer on their four day sailing trip next summer.

At the cheque presentation Thomas Richards from Amabi was joined by Chloe Persons who, after finishing treatment in May 2006 for Ewings Sarcoma, has returned to sail with the Trust on 10 occasions, both as a young person in recovery from cancer and as a graduate volunteer helping others follow in her footsteps.

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Thomas commented:

“After meeting Chloe it reinforced the great work that the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust do. Hearing how she came to the Trust after her treatment, and hearing of her journey through the Triust to be now helping those who are in a situation she was once in is truly wonderful. We are all incredibly proud to have raised the money we did. This will allow the Trust to provide many more wonderful opportunities for young people – something that truly fantastic, and makes the efforts and generosity of many people connected to our event worthwhile.”

Frank Fletcher CEO of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust added:

“We would like to thank the whole team at Amabi restaurant for making the event such a huge success. We would also like to thank all of the generous local businesses who donated prizes for the auction.”

Launched in 2003, the aim of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust is to give young people in recovery from cancer the chance to rebuild their confidence through sailing. In their 11th year, the Trust has grown beyond every expectation into a national charity.

To donate and help them to continue to provide support and encouragement to young people in recovery from cancer visit:

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