Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust

Welcome to the 1766 Club

1766 club members

Since Dr John Addenbrooke left his original gift to establish the first voluntary hospital in Cambridge in 1766, significant donations have played a key role in the hospitals’ history.

To celebrate and continue this most honourable tradition, the 1766 Club was launched in 2010 for philanthropic and far-sighted individuals who are able to donate a personal annual gift of £1,000 or more.

Today these gifts will see ACT making a difference for patients across the hospitals where the need is greatest or most urgent. By shaping the hospitals’ future, these gifts will in time leave their own mark on history.

We know that a direct and personal link with the hospital is important to our members, and we can offer a bespoke programme of engagement including:

  • 'behind the scenes' and tailored tours
  • discussions with clinicians and key decision makers
  • a chance to meet like-minded people who have also have Addenbrooke's and the Rosie at heart

For further information

For more information call Lynn Bowles for an informal chat on 01223 349297, or email 


Download the 1766 Club member form 

Download the Events Programme

The 1766 Club shaping the future

"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