Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Addenbrooke's 250 Appeal wish list

All the items on this wish list have come from the doctors and nurses themselves who understand best what will really make a difference for patients. So please make a donation today. Whatever you can give will be greatly appreciated.



pays for six sleep well kits so patients get a better night’s sleep, improving their recovery times and general well-being


buys eight information packs for breast cancer patients to help them understand their diagnosis, the best treatment for them and the support they can get


funds four bereavement counselling sessions for a vulnerable young person dealing with the loss of a loved one

Giggle Doctors


enables a ‘Giggle Doctor’ to visit 38 children at Addenbrooke’s for one month. The ‘Doctor’ helps reduce distress and anxiety through a range of music, magic and play activities


buys a communications box for elderly patients who struggle to communicate with staff.  Contents include hearing devices, communications cards, pens etc.


buys one reclining wheelchair for a children with pelvic or lower limb trauma



buys three picnic tables so families visiting seriously ill children can take a break together outside of the ward environment


helps 80 seriously ill children develop positive coping strategies through the Beads of Courage programme


buys an interactive light floor to create a fun and relaxed environment for children in the hospital’s waiting areas

Balance goggles


buys Balance Goggles to make balance function tests easier for patients and more reliable for consultants making diagnoses


funds an infant mannequin to provide emergency doctors and nurses with advanced infant resuscitation training


could improve outcomes for liver transplant patients via research to enhance the condition of donated livers



buys a ventilator for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Rosie to help very premature babies breathe


supports a Cambridge Clinical Research Fellowship recipient for one year, carrying out and evaluating research which can then be applied to benefit patients they care for