A big thank you to the fundraising heroes staring in our latest ad campaign
Could you join them?
Donations are more important than ever and we want everyone in Cambridge to know they can support their local hospital by donating or fundraising. Our advertising campaign will feature around the city centre and beyond from mid September for six months.
We recently reached out to our fundraisers to see who would be interested in having their face on our advertising posters. Some brave volunteers came forward who were willing to be the heroes of our campaign as well as featuring what they personally did to raise money for Addenbrooke's. You can read more of their stories below. We are so grateful for our fundraisers, if you would like to support your hospital and make it even better, please get in touch, we would love to hear from you.
Claire Robinson has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro twice to raise funds for Addenbrooke's to say thank you for caring for her ten years ago when Claire's mother donated a kidney to her. Claire's daughter, Brianne, was also born prematurely at 28 weeks and spent time in the NICU.
Becks the postie started doing her postal delivery in fancy dress during lockdown to put a smile on peoples faces while raising money for Addenbrooke's. She has raised an incredible £3,703 so far!
Tom Harwood was inspired to give back following his cancer treatment here at Addenbrooke’s. Tom worked with his local young farmers groups (Bedfordshire and Silsoe) to plan a number of fundraising events across 2019. From dog shows to swimathons, their amazing support has raised over £8,500!
At the beginning of lockdown, Imogen (aged 10) set the challenge of completing 7.1 million keepie uppies, one for every key worker in the country. Five months on, Imogen has raised over £9,000 for several charities and ‘only’ has 250,000 keepie uppies left to go thanks to her supporter fan base, which includes English former footballer Alex Scott MBE. She recently got the seal of approval from Captain Tom Moore too!
More than 110 vintage tractors took to the road on Sunday 12 July as part of the Cambridge Vintage Tractor Club’s Annual Road Run. The tractors, and their drivers, were greeted by the generous public, who threw donations into their buckets as they travelled 33 miles through the villages. Ray Parcell, the organiser, was very pleased with their final total of over £3.5k, which will support the hospital through the coronavirus pandemic.
In January 2016 at the age of 12, Sophie was diagnosed with scoliosis, which is a rare condition causing curvature of the spine. In the October she was told she would need surgery and in June 2017 she underwent spinal fusion surgery. Recovering well, Sophie wanted to celebrate 3 years since her operation by skating from Cambridge to St Ives and back - a total of 26 miles! She raised a fantastic £1,198 for the Scoliosis & Spinal Deformity fund at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.