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Closed 12/21/2019


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Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust

Children's Emergency Ambulance

ACT are fundraising for a new specialist children's emergency ambulance dedicated to providing the highest level of care for the regions sickest children. By supporting Chariots of Fire 2019, together we will get this service on the road.
Closed on 12/21/2019
Charity Registration No: 1170103

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Addenbrooke's Hospital admits approximately 3,500 children every year and the Paediatric Intensive Care Centre for the East of England .

If a child has a serious illness or needs emergency treatment then they will need transporting in an ambulance. However, while adults and newborn babies who need intensive care treatment are blue-lighted by dedicated, specialist ambulance services, there is currently no such ambulance service in the East of England specifically for critically ill children.

Children have significantly different needs to newborns and adults and are best served by a dedicated childrens ambulance.

Instead, today, hundreds of children requiring urgent transportation to an Intensive Care Unit have to rely on a London-based service to transport them. This can cause delays in treatment and anxiety for worried parents or carers. It can also result in delayed transfers back to their local hospital for their final stages of recovery, increasing the time theyre separated from friends and family.

The 2019 Chariots of Fire, organised by Hewitson's Charitable Trust has partnered with Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT). With your sponsorship, we need to raise funds for an Emergency Children's Ambulance that will benefit on average 1,700 children a year. Will you help us?

Chariots of Fire, organised and managed by Hewitsons Charitable Trust, taking place on Sunday 22 September, is one of Cambridgeshires largest annual charity events. The charity race follows in the heroic footsteps of the famous film Chariots of Fire, telling the story of Harold Abrahams, a Cambridge runner, and his bid to win a gold medal in the 1924 Olympics. It includes the iconic scene of the race around Trinity College Great Court. Teams of six each run a 1.7 miles course in relay format.

If every team participating in the 2019 Chariots of Fire raised a minimum of £300, together we can get the new children's ambulance service on the road. This would effectively provide an Intensive Care Unit on wheels to keep children alive during transfers, ensuring that they survive long enough to get to Addenbrooke's.

For more information please contact Emily Willdigg, Events Lead at ACT - emily.willdigg@act4addenbrookes.org.uk








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raised by 60 supporters


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raised by 83 supporters


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raised by 49 supporters


Katy Davies


raised by 39 supporters




3 months ago

On behalf of team 289, wishing you every success with the Child's Ambulance campaign


4 months ago

Money raised by the AECOM Massive Chariots of Fire Team in an office bake sale.



5 months ago


+ £5 Gift Aid


Elizabeth Baxter

5 months ago

Donation on behalf of team no 135, Blood Sweat and Tears, Joanna, Ali, Ally, Trevor, Ana and Erica and their supporters.


Bourn Surgery

5 months ago


About the charity

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust
Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust

We believe that every patient deserves the best possible care. Our aim is to support cutting edge technology, additional specialist services, vital research and extra comforts for patients over and above NHS funding. On JustGiving a chosen area for funding can be specified in the 'My Story' section.

Charity Registration No: 1170103


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Children's Emergency Ambulance

Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust