Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust


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Philanthropic gifts have made a huge difference ever since Dr John Addenbrooke made his founding donation which marks the start of Addenbrooke’s history.

Investing in the future

Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust funds pioneering developments that have helped Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals to stay at the forefront of world class care, diagnosis and treatment. Together we help to improve and save the lives of thousands of people in the East of England and beyond.

We rely on major donations to help us make breathroughs in research, provide state of the art equipment and invest in the future of patient care.  Such work requires long-term investment. This is why the support we receive from major donors, charitable trusts and foundations is essential.

We have a dedicated team who work closely with individual donors and charitable trusts and foundations. We are happy to discuss funding options and ensure that major gifts are allocated according to your wishes. You will be assigned a personal contact at Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust who will keep you up to date on the difference your donation is making.

Your support can make a difference to our key campaigns

  • Action for Addenbrooke's
  • Addenbrooke's 250 Appeal
  • Children's Services
  • ACT on Cancer
  • Addenbrooke's Breast Cancer Appeal
  • Cambridge Clinical Research Fellowships

  • Alternatively, if you have an interest in supporting other initiatives at Addenbrooke's and the Rosie, do let us know and we can tailor something specially for you.

    Get in touch

    By investing with Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust, you can be sure your gift will be carefully and effectively used. If you would like to find out more about our work and the difference your support could make, please contact Claire Billing, Head of Relationships, by email at or by phone on 01223 348464.

    Our 1766 Club - one way of recognising your support

    The 1766 Club was established to celebrate the importance of these gifts in providing the best possible patient care. The Club also ensures that its members, who give personal donations of £1,000 or more in a year, are able to see the impact of their gifts for themselves. 

    The 1766 Club provides a way for donors to find out in more detail about the work that goes on in the hospitals. Through regular news updates and special events, in which the hospitals’ medics share their passion for their work and give a behind-the-scenes view of how donor-funded equipment is improving patient care, Club members have a unique opportunity to learn more about the hospitals and about where they have helped.

    If you have considered making a personal donation of £1,000 or more then you could join the 1766 Club and see for yourself what a difference your generosity has made. For further information, please visit our 1766 Club pages or contact Alice Macek on or call her on 01223 254841.