The 1766 Club

Since Dr John Addenbrooke’s founding donation in 1766, significant gifts have played a key role in the hospital’s ongoing success and development.

The 1766 Club was launched to celebrate this admirable tradition and to honour the far-sighted, philanthropic individuals who are able to make a personal annual gift of £1,000 or more. These gifts are vital in shaping our hospitals’ future and in return we offer members a personal link to the hospital through a bespoke programme of engagements, including:

  • Behind the scenes and tailored tours
  • Discussions with clinicians and key decision makers
  • The chance to meet like-minded people with our hospitals’ success at heart

For more information please contact Alice Macek on 01223 217757 or

"1766 Club events are informative, inspirational and, above all, very enjoyable and friendly.  My association with the Club has been such a pleasure and to feel involved, in some small way, with the exciting developments at the Addenbrooke's campus is very rewarding."

Margaret Midwinter

"The 1766 Club holds a special interest for me and my wife Linda. The events never disappoint; they are always stimulating and pleasurable. It's a huge privilege to listen to such amazing people speak at the events, when all we wanted to do by joining was to say thank you."

Linda and Martin Smith

Get involved


If you have time to give there’s a rewarding volunteer role for you, helping us deliver compassionate care across Addenbrooke’s.

Legacy Giving

Leaving a gift in your will is easier than you think and will help transform care at Addenbrooke’s for generations to come.


Work with our dedicated team to find the perfect fit for major donations in ground-breaking research, equipment and patient care.

Corporate Partnerships

Whatever your business needs and budget, we can create bespoke sponsorship and partnership opportunities that really make a difference.

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CUH Staff

We’re always looking for staff to help champion our work across the hospital, in wards, with colleagues, patients and families and to volunteer at ACT events.


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