Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Breast cancer patient fronts Addenbrooke’s appeal

 Breast cancer patient fronts Addenbrooke’s appeal

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

The annual Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal is launched today in support of breast cancer patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital.

The appeal, organised by Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT), asks people to host a party for family, friends, work colleagues or fellow students this October to help raise money to transform care for patients. Party suggestions include getting together for tea and cake, a prosecco party, office party or even a summer ‘BooBieQ’.

Former breast cancer patient Ruth New (pictured with her son William) is fronting the campaign by asking others to get involved to support future patients like her. Ruth was diagnosed with Grade 3 breast cancer shortly after the birth of her first son, Alexander. She had a mastectomy the day after her 30th birthday, and today, ten years on, she is celebrating reaching her 40th birthday by fundraising for the Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal.

Ruth said: “Without the support, care and understanding of the amazing breast care team at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, I never would have thought having my second child William would be possible. I want to say thank you by raising funds to support future patients like me.”

Emily Willdigg, Events Fundraiser at ACT explains:

“Every penny raised through the appeal will help Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust support thousands of inspirational women and men. Over the years money has helped renovate quiet rooms, buy specialist ultrasound scanners, support cutting-edge research facilities and launch a research programme to help make treatment more targeted and effective. This year we invite people to host their own fundraising parties to celebrate life and support even more patients facing this devastating disease.”

Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal party hosts will receive a party pack including balloons, banners and invitations.

To order your Addenbrooke’s Breast Cancer Appeal party pack or for details on any other events visit, call 01223 217757 or email