Charity

Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT)

The Trust is very lucky to have the support of its own charity – ACT – which helps make a difference for patients by raising extra funds to enhance services, facilities and research at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie.

Addenbrooke's Abroad

Addenbrooke’s Abroad works to build partnerships (Links) with hospitals and health organisations in resource-poor countries and to promote mutual learning between Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) and our overseas partners.

ACT – Making a difference for patients

Make a donation or fundraise for us with Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust.

The Trust is very lucky to have the support of its own charity – Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) – which helps make a difference for patients by raising extra funds to enhance services, facilities and research at Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie. Making use of the funds raised by ACT allows the hospitals to achieve some things sooner than it would otherwise have done and to invest in projects to a greater degree than NHS funds alone might have allowed. The charity supports the development of new facilities such as the Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit and the purchase of state-of-the-art equipment like the Da Vinci Robot for the treatment of prostate cancer, as well as day to day extras for departments across the hospitals where the need is greatest or most urgent.

ACT for Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie – How you can help

There are many ways to help Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie; you could make a financial gift (every penny counts!), organise your own fundraising activity, or devote a little bit of spare time as a volunteer.

Paediatric scanner

Any amount you can donate will help to make a difference…

  • £125,000 could fund a Cell Search System for research into Breast Cancer
  • £70,000 could buy an ultrasound for the Cambridge Breast Unit
  • £15,000 could fund a Haemofilter for the Neurosciences Critical Care Unit to help patients with poor kidney function
  • £4,000 could buy a state-of-the art monitor for the Stroke Unit
  • £1,600 could fund a syringe driver to give pain & symptom control medication
  • £500 could buy a wheelchair to allow easier movement for the elderly around the wards

For more information on making a donation or holding a fundraising event visit the ACT website. Here you can make a donation online now.

 

Addenbrooke’s Abroad

We are one of just a few NHS Foundation Trusts to have a dedicated programme supporting global health activity. Addenbrooke’s Abroad relies on voluntary donations and grants through Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, which enables us to support positive, sustainable change in healthcare by facilitating international partnerships with hospitals and health organisations in the developing world, and to promote mutual learning between CUH and our overseas partners.

Our work helps create new and innovative partnerships with local and international organisations and supports the Framework for NHS Involvement in International Development. CUH is one of few NHS Foundation Trusts to have a dedicated unit supporting global health activity.

Addenbrooke’s Abroad works to:

  • Facilitate positive change through partnerships (links) with overseas institutions
  • Coordinate effective, sustainable long-term support and training that is responsive to the needs of the partner institution.
  • Encourage and enable CUH staff and students to make practical contributions in health systems across the developing world.
  • Provide a focus for healthcare-related work undertaken overseas by Cambridge University Hospitals and Clinical School staff and facilitate effective sharing and dissemination of the benefits of global health work.

"Links allow NHS staff to contribute to the improvement of healthcare worldwide, whilst continuing to serve their own communities. Links motivate staff, enlarge their experience, sharpen their skills and thus help to retain them within each country's National Health Service: the benefits are clearly felt by both English and overseas partners."

Lord Nigel Crisp

Former Chief Executive for the NHS in England

Volunteer opportunities

"Even through the language barrier, I learnt that a smile can go a long way."

Debbie Morgan, Assistant Director of Commissioning,
CUH Finance Department

Addenbrooke’s Abroad is a charity and most overseas volunteers pay their own costs - they do not receive funding from NHS resources. To make a real difference to global health we depend on volunteers both overseas and in the UK.

To date staff and students from across all departments of Cambridge University Hospitals have volunteered in over 25 countries around the world. And you don’t have to work for CUH to volunteer overseas and / or to help with fundraising and other UK based activities.

To find out more about us and our work visit our website or email: evelyn.brealey@addenbrookes.nhs.uk

 

Addenbrooke's Abroad is part of ACT, the registered charity for Addenbrooke's and the Rosie. Charity No. 1048868