Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Community support for Addenbrooke’s is celebrated

Community support for Addenbrooke’s is celebrated

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Over thirty fundraisers from across the region came together last week to join Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) in celebrating their success at raising over £39,000 for Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals in the first three months of 2017.

People from Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Devon, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire came along to the celebration to hear Dr Mike More, Chairman of Cambridge University Hospitals, Gemma Downham, ACT’s Acting Director of Fundraising, and ACT fundraiser and patient Samantha Isaacson talk about the important role that charitable support plays in enabling the hospitals deliver a level of care and treatment over and above what would be possible through NHS funding alone.

Among the attendees, which included companies, schools and individuals, were representatives from Parkside Federation who held a school fundraising event raising over £500, and Ian Smith who raised over £7,500 by cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats for the children’s playteam. Entertainment was provided by members of the Rocking Ukeles group from Ely.

Gemma Downham, Acting Director of Fundraising at Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust said: “We are so grateful to all our tireless fundraisers for helping to make Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals very, very special. It is wonderful to see members of the local community give up their time and do something really amazing to help fund extra special care for patients, above that available through the NHS alone, day after day. Thank you.”

Anyone interested in finding out how they can support the hospitals should contact Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust on 01223 217757 or email