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Rob da Bank named ambassador for Ellen MacArthur cancer charity

By | Published on Tuesday 11 December 2012

Rob Da Bank

Sunday Best and Bestival boss Rob da Bank has been announced as a new ambassador for the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust. The charity, launched by sailing record breaker Ellen Macarthur in 2003, helps young people recovering from cancer to rebuild their confidence through sailing.

Apparently a keen sailor himself, Da Bank recently joined one of the charity’s boats to take part in the Round The Island Race, a 50 mile race around the Isle Of Wight, of which he said: “It was great to be out on a boat, even better with these amazing kids. They’ve been through things that most of us will never imagine and it’s just fantastic to see them out there vivacious and full of life. To get these young people out of hospital and out of their homes and actually teach them something new is such a special thing”.

Of his appointment as an ambassador, he said: “I was really flattered to be invited in as an ambassador, I do a lot of work on and off the Island with young people and top of my agenda is to try and give hope to people, whether they’re ill or can’t get a job or whatever it is. The Trust helps young people all round the country, I love what they do and it just ticks all the boxes for me. I’ve done a lot with my life and career and I definitely think it’s time to give things back and get stuck into other people’s lives as well as my own, I want to spread the word of the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust”.