Patients & families

Supporting patients and families is at the heart of what we do – complementing existing NHS-funded projects with additional specialist services and equipment, improved facilities and patient comforts.

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are able to invest an amazing £500,000 a month in life-saving projects like this:

Saving the lives of critically ill babies

Thanks to £111,800 from a wide range of donors and fundraisers, we have been able to fund a new ambulance incubator trolley, which will help save the lives of countless critically ill babies.

Pioneering research into Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 

£34,400 has helped fund new research into how hundreds of the most common mutations react to therapy, thereby taking a big step towards highly effective, individualised treatments for non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

Life-saving kidney biopsy service

A new £24,500 digital pathology service aims to standardise and speed up viability assessment, increasing the number of organs available for successful transplant, saving lives and dialysis costs.

Ground-breaking studies into new treatment for viruses

Dormant viruses are immune to treatment, but this new study funded by ACT with £24,416 has discovered the means to reactivate a virus so that it may be treated, leading to possible new therapies and cures.

We’ve achieved so much thanks to our generous supporters, but there’s still more you can help us with.

  • £1 could buy an activity pack to keep a toddler busy while mum is waiting in an antenatal clinic
  • £10 could enable volunteers to take part in ground-breaking research that could save countless lives
  • £100 could help reduce cancer recurrence for 10 patients through a focussed rehabilitation session
  • £1,000 could help fund a breast cancer counsellor to provide vital psychological support for patients
  • £108,000 could fully kit out an emergency children’s ambulance with live-saving equipment

Help us do even more to support patients at Addenbrooke's.


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.


We can do so much more for patients at Addenbrooke's when you donate. 


By becoming a Friend of Addenbrooke’s, you can make sure your local hospital continues to change and save lives.


Our people

ACT's team is committed to supporting and promoting Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals, to help make a difference for patients, their families and staff.

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