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Scottish teenager's winning T shirt design showcased on Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust trip

by Ashton Howard 18 Jun 2019 16:04 BST
Musto T-shirt winnig design © Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust

Iona Sutherland, 17 from Kinross, who won a Musto t shirt design competition last year, has had her winning design showcased for the first time by the crew taking part in a sailing trip with the Ellen Macarthur Cancer Trust this week.

Iona's design will be worn by every young person who goes on a sailing or outdoor adventure trip with the Trust in 2019. This week her design was worn by 20 youngsters as the Trust set sail on their first trip of the season from their south Coast base on the Isle of Wight.

The teenager hopes her design will help inspire hundreds of other young people in her situation to feel optimistic about their life after cancer. She commented: "The sailing trips I've been on have been really fun. I learnt skills I never thought I would learn, and now feel confident both with sailing and with socialising with new people. I was so delighted to win and proud to be behind the new Trust t-shirt!"

Iona underwent almost a year of treatment for the rare Acute Undifferentiated Leukaemia at the Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow in 2014-2015.

Nick Houchin Head of Marketing at Musto added, "Iona's symbolic sketch of a yacht sailing into blazing sunset captured how young people can embrace their future and re-engage with life after cancer. The relationship between the Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Musto continues to go from strength to strength and we are delighted to give Iona's wonderful design the platform it deserves on all of the Musto t-shirts in 2019."

Dame Ellen added: "Iona's design sums up what the Trust means to me and so many young people in recovery. I would like to send my warmest congratulations to Iona and thanks to Musto."

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