Latest campaigns and appeals
Together we can make makes a real difference to patients’ lives, throughout Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals.
Listed below are some of the special appeals we are currently running for which we would love your support.
Addenbrooke's 250 Appeal
2016 is a special year as it marks the 250th anniversary of Addenbrooke's Hospital. To celebrate this significant milestone, we have launched the Addenbrooke's 250 Appeal to raise £250,000 in the year 2016. Funds raised from the appeal will help us meet requests for help from doctors, nurses, researchers and other professionals so they can help respond to patients' needs, wherever the need is greatest.
One quarter of all patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital suffers from dementia, with numbers increasing. Whilst the major risk factor for dementia is age, there are currently 45,000 people in the UK under the age of 65 living with dementia. Whilst rare, it may affect people as young as thirty.
Healing Spaces Campaign
Overwhelming evidence shows that patient recover more quickly in clinical settings designed for emotional as well as physical wellbeing. That’s why ACT is launching the Healing Spaces campaign, which includes our current appeal to transform the Ward J2 garden.
ACT on Infections
Using recent advances in technology, a team at Addenbrooke’s has developed a new tool which can be used to diagnose the cause of infections in critically ill patients in a matter of hours and allow appropriate treatment to
begin immediately. ACT is seeking funding to evaluate this new tool in the real life clinical setting of the Intensive Care Unit with the overall ambition to incorporate it into standard clinical practice.
ACT on Cancer
ACT on Cancer is a £10 million campaign to transform cancer services at Addenbrooke's. The aim of ACT on Cancer is to ensure that patients receive the very best services, using the latest advances in research and technology, in improved spaces which better facilitate excellence in care.
Action for Addenbrooke's
Every day, doctors and nurses ask us to support important pieces of equipment, specialist staff or the little things that make all the difference to the lives of patients and those that love and care for them. These are requests which fall outside the remit of NHS funding, that's why we're hoping you will respond to our Action for Addenbrooke's call, so we have more funds to support requests quickly, as needs arise.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the UK and sadly, you probably already know someone who is, or will be, affected by it. The good news is that here on your doorstep we are fortunate to have the Cambridge Breast Unit and Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit based at Addenbrooke's Hospitals - facilities that provide excellence in care, treatment and research. With your support ACT raises funds to provide specialist technologies, an improved patient environment and cutting-edge research facilities to ensure that breast cancer patients at Addenbrooke's continue to receive the best care available.
Diabetes camps for children
Diabetes clinicians at Addenbrooke’s Hospital are passionate about changing the lives of their patients for the better. To empower children to live well with diabetes, they have developed a number of activity camps that combine education and adventure to encourage type 1 children to manage their diabetes independently and to live healthy and fulfilled lives.
Raising funds for Children’s Services continues to be a priority. We are looking to support a variety of needs from the purchase a specialist calorimetry machine to help ensure sick children receive appropriate levels of nutrition, the development of sleep studies for children with obstructive sleep apnoea and other conditions and specialist services such as music therapy, which breaks down barriers of illness or disability and enables children to develop.
Clinical academics with their clinical training, contact with patients and experience of healthcare delivery have a true understanding of the nature of medical problems and, coupled with the acquisition of research skills and knowledge, are best placed to transform research into tangible healthcare benefits for patients.
Since 2007, the Cambridge Clinical Research Fellowships Scheme has supported the training of clinical academics at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, supporting the entry of high calibre, aspirational young doctors into this pathway.
We are now seeking philanthropic support to ensure that the fellowship programme can be sustained and expanded in the future.
ACT supports initiatives to develop the skills and wellbeing of staff at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie, so they can further their knowledge and provide even better care in years to come. One such initiative is our Addenbrooke’s Abroad programme that helps staff and students to share their expertise abroad and benefit from reciprocal learning.
The Addenbrooke's neurosciences department provides expert assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients with complex neurological disorders and head injuries from across East Anglia and other parts of the UK. The team provides a comprehensive range of specialist services and use the very latest research and best practice to make sure the care patients receive is safe, effective and of the highest possible quality. We fundraise to support services and research across the neurosciences department.