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    ACT launches Team Addenbrooke’s and its Virtual Challenge 2020 to support the hospital  

    30 June 2020

    Never have we appreciated our hospitals and NHS staff as much as we do today. They have helped us through the worst of the pandemic, but as the situation eases, the NHS will be under more pressure than ever to catch up on the scheduled procedures it usually provides.

    The hospitals and staff still need your support to help them beyond the crisis, so to celebrate and mark the 72nd Anniversary of the founding of our NHS on Sunday 5th July, Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is asking people to help raise money by getting physical and joining Team Addenbrooke’s.

    To launch Team Addenbrooke’s, the charity is asking people to take part in its Virtual Challenge 2020.  Entrants can run, walk or cycle 7.2 km or miles in one go, or take on the challenge of 72km or miles over the course of a month. You can take part at any time and a minimum of £100 in sponsorship for Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals is encouraged. Alongside supporting our hospitals, you will also receive a ‘Team Addenbrooke’s’ medal. The only requirement is that all participants must follow Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

    There are other ways to join Team Addenbrooke’s. How about holding a virtual sports day featuring old favourites such as the three-legged race, sack race and egg and spoon race? ACT will also soon be opening applications for people to join Team Addenbrooke’s for the London Marathon 2021. Please keep an eye on our website for details.

    Emily Willdigg, ACT’s Community Relationships Lead, said: “Our amazing fundraisers have proved how much they love the hospitals by coming up with a multitude of ingenious ways to show their support in such difficult times. We’ve seen everything from a fancy-dress postie to Disney birthday parties on zoom to virtual relay races. We really hope they will get behind us once again by joining Team Addenbrooke’s and taking on a Virtual Challenge!”

    Whatever your challenge idea, join Team Addenbrooke’s today!

    Email fundraising@act4addenbrookes.org.uk or visit www.helpyourhospital.co.uk/72

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