In March 2015, the Trust granted an amazing Tall Ships opportunity to a young man and his youth worker. They sent us both inspiring reports. Here is the start of Rachael's story.
"My name is Rachael McMillan, I’m currently 21 years old and I am a Youth Worker with Girvan Youth Trust, a big part of my role is supporting young people on a one to one basis, working on personal development/life skills. Through this role I have taken part in various sailing voyages with Tall Ships Youth Trust, Jubilee Sailing Trust and TS Pelican, therefore I am aware how much someone, more specifically a young person can benefit from a sailing voyage. Derek Mitchell is 20 years old, he is a young man with additional support needs who is currently at a crossroads in his life. Having known and worked with Derek for a few years now I knew this would be an ideal opportunity for Derek to get away from home life and focus on himself........"
Rachael's full story.
Derek's full story.