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.
After months of training and fundraising, this dedicated group of supporters, patients, family and friends all completed the 26.2 mile route around our capital and, have so far raised over £22,000 for ACT. The money they raise will make a huge difference in making Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospital even better!
#TeamAddenbrookes tell their story
“My husband is on a heart programme at Addenbrookes due to a family heart history. In 2017, whilst undergoing a routine heart check, his consultant noticed something unusual on his CT scan. With further investigation they discovered he had a tumour close to the heart wall. Three weeks later, he underwent an urgent sternotomy operation and had the tumour removed. The focus and brilliance of both Addenbrookes and Papworth hospital staff saved his life – they are my real-life superheroes.
“If this incidental find hadn’t been spotted, my family life could look very different today, and for this, I will always be so very grateful. The ongoing aftercare my husband receives in the Oncology department is outstanding.”
“Our lovely Grumps passed away on February 14 2023, after being diagnosed just over a week earlier with advanced cancer of the brain, liver and spleen.
“The week that followed was very tough for family but mainly for our Grumps. The nurses at Addenbrooke’s were absolutely amazing and knowing that Grumps didn’t have that long left, endeavoured to do everything they could to make his last days as comfortable as they could be.”
“Addenbrookes has featured heavily in our lives since 2015 when my husband, James, was diagnosed with incurable Medullary Thyroid Cancer. We have always experienced excellent care at Addenbrookes and due to the treatment he receives, he remains stable.”
Our amazing supporters were also joined by some hospital staff on the day. Lindsey Brecken, Specialist Gynecology Oncology Support Nurse, tells us why she ran in support of Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust:
“I have seen the positive impact fundraising has in developing and improving the services our patients receive, including supportive psychological and emotional services of which I use regularly to support patients within my care.”
Well done to all our fantastic runners – we are so proud of each and every one of you! Thank you also to everyone who supported them and made a donation.
Feeling inspired to run London 2024? Grab one of our limited charity places and run for #TeamAddenbrookes. For more visit: TCS London Marathon 2024 – Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (act4addenbrookes.org.uk)Return to news