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Transplant pioneer, Sir Roy Calne, has sadly died

8 January 2024

Sir Roy saved many lives and touched many families through his innovative transplant work

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Fundraising Campaign for Cambridge Children’s Hospital passes halfway mark

21 December 2023

ACT supporters have donated and pledged an astonishing £31.7m of the £56m raised so far - helping to take the campaign well past the halfway point of the £100m target.

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ACT fund new app to help patients prepare for surgery

19 December 2023

Thanks to the generosity of our supporters, we are excited to share the funding of a new app designed to assist patients in getting ready for their upcoming surgeries.

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Addenbrooke’s Christmas Appeal

6 December 2023

Help families hit by cancer this Christmas

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Diwali celebrations at Addenbrooke’s

13 November 2023

Thanks to our supporters, we're delighted to have been able to support Addenbrooke's Diwali celebrations, also known as the 'Festival of Light'

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Addenbrooke’s becomes first NHS hospital to use AI cancer treatment thanks to ACT supporters

2 November 2023

Addenbrooke’s has become the first NHS hospital to use thermal ablation (hot needle treatment) to destroy life-threatening tumours in one go, including hard-to-reach cancers.

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ACT supports Black History Month at Addenbrooke’s

26 October 2023

Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT) staff enjoyed engaging with hospital staff, representing over 100 countries, during recent celebrations for Black History Month at Addenbrooke's.

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Brightening up our hospitals with your support

12 September 2023

Coming into hospital can be a difficult experience, but thanks to the generosity of our amazing supporters, ACT have taken many small steps to make clinics across Addenbrooke's more appealing and comfortable for patients, with colourful art and soft lighting.

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ACT supporters help fund new bed bike to aid recovery

21 August 2023

Generous funding from ACT supporters has allowed the rehab team on ward J2 Addenbrooke's to purchase a bed bike to help patients recover.

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**Exciting News** New surgical robot arrives at Addenbrooke’s thanks to ACT supporters

10 August 2023

We are absolutely thrilled to welcome the arrival of the new da Vinci surgical robot made possible through the fantastic efforts of our supporters who helped raise the £1.5 million to purchase it.

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David raises over £24,000 with help from ex-England Goalkeeper

10 August 2023

David Bateson was diagnosed with melanoma of the scalp in 2019, and since then, the cancer has unfortunately spread to his liver, lungs, and spine. However, he is currently on a course of immunotherapy at Addenbrooke's helping him live as normal a life as possible.

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Hospital staff vs the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge

25 July 2023

A group of 8 hospital staff working with children and young people challenged themselves to walk the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge to raise funds for Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT).

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Supporter donations continue to help fight against COVID-19

20 June 2023

Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust is proud to be supporting an international study, led by Addenbrooke's Hospital with its search to find drugs that protect the most vulnerable patients from Covid.

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New artwork brightens up clinic for young patients

7 June 2023

Thanks to our supporters, young patients who attend the Allergy Clinic at Addenbrooke's now have a colourful mural to look at while they wait.

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Your support helps patients and families with a cancer diagnosis

7 June 2023

Often it's the little things in life that can make a huge difference and this can also be the case when supporting patients and their families with a cancer diagnosis.

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Looking after our VIBees!

30 May 2023

As part of Biodiversity Action Week at Addenbrooke’s, hospital staff and volunteers planted nectar-rich flowers into 10 pre-filled planters, funded by ACT supporters.

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ACT supports special awards on International Nurses’ Day 2023

18 May 2023

ACT were proud to support this year's Cambridge University Hospital (CUH) Nursing and Midwifery awards 2023.

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“We owe a lot of thanks to the midwives, doctors and neuro team” – Baby Albert’s story

18 May 2023

Kirsty and Martin Jenkins went through a roller coaster ride when their son, Albert, was born six weeks early and breech.

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#TeamAddenbrookes runners take on London Marathon 2023

2 May 2023

On Sunday 23 April 2023, 14 amazing runners took part in the iconic TCS London Marathon in support of Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals.

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New app helps patients find the way

28 April 2023

A new wayfinding app 'CUH Directions' funded by hospital supporters has been launched.

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The Rosie take on Snowdon!

11 April 2023

Thirty amazing staff from across the Rosie Hospital have signed up to support Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust by taking on Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales.

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Daffodils gifted to Addenbrooke’s staff raise lots of smiles

30 March 2023

5,000 bunches of cheerful daffodils, kindly supported by Scotsdales Nursery & Garden Centre Ltd and ACT, were handed out to Addenbrooke's staff.

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#TeamAddenbrookes Cambridge Half Marathon runners raise £18,000 for hospital

15 March 2023

On Sunday 5 March 2023, 27 amazing runners took part in the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon to support Addenbrooke's and the Rosie hospitals. Supporters, patients, friends and family came together to form our group of dedicated #TeamAddenbrookes runners and through their fundraising efforts have so far raised over £18,000!

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Hospital charity’s surgical robot appeal reaches £1.5m target

26 October 2022

Thousands more patients at Addenbrooke’s Hospital will benefit from the advantages of robotic surgery thanks to the support of local people who’ve helped raised £1.5 million to buy the hospital a new robot.

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10 ways you can help to Buy Addenbrooke’s a Robot

19 October 2022

We have almost reached our £1.5m target to buy a surgical robot for Addenbrooke's and are calling on our supporters to help us over the finish line. What could YOU do to support your hospital?

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Hospital’s green bus service is just the ticket for patients and planet

6 July 2022

Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) has launched an environmentally friendly patient courtesy bus service, thanks to a team effort by ACT and a well-known patient governor.

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Next generation scanner could greatly improve the life chances of many patients

23 February 2022

An amazing next generation scanner – the 3D ‘Cone Beam’ CT scanner – has now been installed at Addenbrooke’s and seen its first patient.

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ACT gift festive hampers to thank hospital staff

10 December 2021

ACT is providing hundreds of goodie-filled hampers for all Addenbrooke’s staff again this year to thank the teams for their incredible dedication over the past 12 months

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Addenbrooke’s charity appoints new trustees to support ambitious fundraising plans

15 July 2021

ACT is pleased to announce the appointment of two new trustees

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Regional ambulance service for young launched

7 April 2021

A new ambulance service which will travel thousands of miles a year transporting the region’s sickest babies and children from hospital to the nearest specialist intensive care unit has been launched.

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New video link at Addenbrooke’s allows parents who are unable to visit, to see and talk to their babies in hospital

17 November 2020

A new video contact system giving parents the ability to have precious virtual contact with their babies in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) was launched earlier than planned due to coronavirus.

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Addenbrooke’s NHS Charity encourages further donations and celebrates hospital’s unsung heroes

15 June 2020

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) is encouraging people to keep fundraising for Addenbrooke’s hospital, with donations continuing to help the hospital through the crisis and beyond.

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Addenbrooke’s lights up in blue to say thank you

14 May 2020

Addenbrooke's lights up in blue to say thank you to all our supporters who’ve helped us raised over £1million to support our fantastic NHS staff

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Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust highlights the tireless work of nursing staff at Addenbrooke’s hospital on International Nurses Day, 12 May

12 May 2020

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust highlights the tireless work of nursing staff at Addenbrooke’s hospital on International Nurses Day, 12 May.

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How your donations are funding vital coronavirus research at Addenbrooke’s

12 May 2020

A study by researchers at Addenbrooke’s and the University of Cambridge published today in the journal eLife, helped by £25,000 in funding from donations to Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, has shown that a small proportion of hospital staff can carry COVID-19 without realising they’re infected.

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Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust raises over £1 million to help our NHS Heroes

8 May 2020

Addenbrooke's charity is encouraging people to come up with their own amazing ideas to raise even more.

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First of two new emergency children’s ambulance services for the East of England funded thanks to donations

22 October 2019

First of two new emergency children’s ambulance services for the East of England funded thanks to donations.

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Chariots of Fire race achieves children’s ambulance halfway funding mark

23 September 2019

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust are over halfway to raising enough to fund an Emergency Children's Ambulance thanks to the recent Chariots of Fire event.

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Will YOU remember Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Your will?

12 September 2018

Addenbrooke’s relies on the generosity of members of the public to help provide vital research, innovative equipment and specialist services.

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