How you can help us

Donations and offers of support to the hospital are all handled by Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT), who can be contacted via email

We are so grateful for those who offer their support to us at this time to help our staff, patients and community. 

Accommodation for staff

Thank you for those who have offered local accommodation. We currently have a good supply of accommodation and do not require further offers at this time. 


We are able to accept bulk donations of snacks and drinks.  Please email with details of your offer and to obtain the correct delivery address. 

We aren’t able to accept food ingredients or smaller volumes of food.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

We welcome donations of scrubs, respirator masks (FFP2 or FFP3), hand sanitiser (60% alcohol minimum), water-resistant gowns, hazmat suits, antibacterial wipes and theatre caps – white bouffant mob caps or tie back caps. Please email to check suitability before sending your donation. 

Hand-crafted items

We welcome donations of hand-made scrubs. We would be very grateful for the items you can make, so before you start, please read the following specification carefully.

We are also accepting donations of handmade large bags and small pouches that we can use to return the property of patients who have sadly passed away to their relatives.

Thank you to those who have provided hand-made uniform/scrub bags. We have sufficient supply of these now and these are no longer required.

Healthy volunteer studies

We have received lots of kind enquiries about taking part in experimental research studies at Cambridge University Hospitals. At present, the majority of our studies are only recruiting those who are hospitalised with COVID-19. However, there are ways that people can get involved in essential COVID-19 research studies outside of the hospital. There is a list of opportunities for healthy volunteers and we will add to them as new studies open to recruitment’.

View the list

Other support

Please email with any other offer of support. Please do not attend the hospital to offer support. 

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