One day, one ship, for one terminally ill guest with their family and close friends.
Stichting Vaarwens (Wish to Sail Foundation) gives terminal patients and their family an unforgettable day by navigating the Dutch IJsselmeer.A special day on a special ship
Our guests are often restricted to a wheelchair and/or undergoing care in a hospital or hospice. Transportation by ambulance and/or medical care can be provided, if required.
This special day is completely free of charge; catering is also provided.
Till now, Stichting Vaarwens (the “Sailwish Foundation”) has provided a “Sailwish day” for more than 640 people.
Are you touched by this concept?
You can help us to keep this ship sailing! Donating is very easy. On the counter you can find a money-box; every (small) amount of money will be appreciated. You may also donate via our website (just one click on the red button), or via direct money-transfer. Every donation will be spent on our guests. We are an officially registered foundation (ANBI) and we only work with experienced volunteers.
The ship Meander V, also home to the initiators Evert and Inge, is a completely renovated ex-pilot ship, perfectly suitable for stretchers and wheelchairs.
In the current situation, we have only been able to sail to a maximum of 100 times per year. Too many times we have had to disappoint guests because of this limitation.
Your financial support is thus seriously needed to continue this unique initiative.