An inspirational teen cancer survivor from Dunstable set sail on the adventure of a lifetime with solo yachting legend Dame Ellen MacArthur.
Becky Griffiths, 15, who finished treatment for optic nerve glioma in 2011, joined 15 other young people in recovery from cancer on a four-day sail of the Solent.
The nine- to 17-year-olds were joined by Dame Ellen on the third day of their journey, which took place from July 29 to August 1.
Becky, who had never been sailing before, said: “I did not think we would actually do that much sailing, but it was all right!
“I got a bit seasick on the first day, but I got over it quickly and really enjoyed the sailing.
“It is so nice to be around people who have been through similar experiences because we all know what it’s like.
“The trip is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and I am so glad I came.”
Departing from the Isle of Wight, they navigated the waters of the Solent, taking in various stopovers including Yarmouth and Newtown, where they enjoyed a barbecue and a water fight.
Dame Ellen said: “These young people are truly amazing. They face experiences that no child should ever have to go through, and yet they do it with the biggest smile on their faces, they are truly inspiring.”
The trip was organised by the Ellen MacArthur Trust, visit ellenmacarthurcancer trust.org.