With your help we will ensure that every child experiences the best possible outcome.

    Children’s services campaign

    With your help we want to ensure that every child experiences the best possible outcome. We want to make the hospital experience as positive and ‘normal’ as it can be – whether by improving surgical and diagnostic tools to help children recover better, providing specialist play and music therapy, or offering therapeutic support to the whole family when they need it most.

    We now need your help to raise funds for the following:

    Help us raise £108,000 for a new children’s emergency ambulance service

    Addenbrooke’s admits approximately 3,500 children every year and is the Paediatric Intensive Care Centre for the East of England. If a child has a serious illness or needs emergency treatment then they will need transporting in an ambulance.

    However, while adults and newborn babies who need intensive care treatment are blue-lighted by dedicated, specialist ambulance services, there is currently no such ambulance service in the East of England specifically for critically ill children.
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    Help us raise £110,000 for a Family Therapist

    Family therapistFamilies can be forever affected by an accident or traumatic event that leaves their loved ones incapacitated, in hospital or with permanent injuries. This shock and distress can place a terrible strain on any family, leading to communication breakdown and conflict, marital separation and difficulties for children during their formative years.

    This new dedicated Family Therapist post would primarily support families as an entire unit, delivering a holistic approach to family mental health and emotional well being – wherever they are based, wherever they have been treated in the hospital and whatever the circumstances.
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    You have already helped fund:

    • The refurbishment of the Paediatric Day Unit which cares for over 6,000 children with cancer and haematological cancer every year
    • An MRI Compatible Incubator to provide excellent quality MRI scans for critically ill babies
    • A new, innovative Cancer Care Coordinator post to enhance the quality of care given to children with cancer
    • Play therapy to make hospital a less scary place for our younger patients
    • Innovative kit to help babies breathe in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
    • Sensory units to help provide a calming environment for children

    For more information about our Children’s Services campaign please email or call 01223 217757.

    Help us make children’s services at Addenbrooke’s even better – donate today – thank you.


    Campaigns & appeals

    Cancer Counselling Service appeal

    Help us raise £150,000 for a new Cancer Counselling Service, which will ensure every cancer patient at Addenbrooke’s receives the best possible emotional support.

    Children’s Emergency Ambulance Service appeal

    Help us raise £108,000 for a dedicated service to keep critically-ill children alive during transfers to Addenbrooke's

    3D Surgical Planning Service appeal

    Help us fund this innovative new service, which will dramatically cut surgery times for head and neck cancer by helping us raise £503,501



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