Our Chosen Charities

Our Chosen Charities


Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness.  Our care and services are provided free of charge to patients, to help them and their loved ones to make every moment count. To supplement the NHS contribution, the charity are required to raise £2 million annually to fund the additional services provided by the Hospice.

In April 2015 building commenced of a new 24-bed hospice in Shelford Bottom. The project cost was £10.5 million and the Charity were delighted to take possession of their new facility in October 2016. As a result of the generosity of the community more than £8.25 million had by raised by the date of handover to fund the project. The Charity continues to work hard to raise the remaining funds needed, with the Cambridge Roar playing a crucial role in helping us to achieve this. The hospice plans to open its doors to patients in Mid-November 2016 to enable our professional and compassionate team to deliver practical services, care, counselling and education, which helps our patients to live well and their families to live on.

For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk.



  • £5,000 could pay for a Thor Laser to aid patients with lymphoedema
  • £5,000 could buy a Medi-Motion bike to help patients with restricted movement
  • £4,715 the daily contribution from the charity to fund services
  • £1,210 opens day therapy for one day for up to 13 patients
  • £1,100 could purchase a syringe driver to help with mobile pain control
  • £390 annually fills patient areas with fresh flowers arranged by our volunteers
  • £310 stocks the visitors kitchen, used by relatives & visitors for one month
  • £285 covers the daily cost of managing supporting & training our volunteers
  • £275 provides patient toiletries for three months
  • £255 buys one months drinks & food to improve patients’ appetites
  • £200 supports us in allowing a patient to host their wedding at the hospice
  • £200 funds a micro grant to enable a patient to heat their home
  • £105 pays for one weeks newspapers read by patients & their visitors
  • £100 allows a patient to enjoy a wildlife experience
  • £85 funds patient transport for one day
  • £60 covers the monthly cost of creative therapy sessions
  • £50 funds a Qigong session for our patients
  • £42 covers monthly maintenance costs for patient & visitor gardens
  • £40 funds the creation & print of a patient’s life story book
  • £15 funds a relaxing hand massage & mini manicure for an inpatient
  • £10 provides one days tea, coffee & biscuits on the tea bar, the social hub
  • £6 buys essential oils for a course of 5 complementary therapy sessions


East Anglian Air Ambulance is a lifesaving charity.  We serve a 5,000 square mile region with many remote locations, but our helicopter ambulances can reach patients anywhere in this radius within 25 minutes, and airlift them to the most appropriate hospital if necessary.The range of time-critical procedures performed by our highly skilled doctor/paramedic crews at the scene means they offer a standard of emergency care usually only found in hospital. It is the combination of advanced medical care at the incident site and rapid onward transfer to hospital which can be vital in saving lives and improving patients’ prospects of making a full recovery.This year we have attended over 2,000 incidents, but flying a state of the art helicopter ambulance kitted out with the best lifesaving equipment (and crewed by two highly experienced pilots, one critical care paramedic and one pre-hospital specialist doctor) is an expensive business.  We estimate each mission costs in the region of £3,500 and without any direct government funding we rely solely on public donations, this year alone we need to raise the £11.1 million to fund the flights. This is why projects like The Cambridge Roar are so crucial to helping us continue, and why we are so excited about being chosen by The Roar, we’re looking forward to working with them to further raise our profile and theirs to support local good causes.



  • Our two helicopters cost roughly £400,000 a month to run
  • The cost of fuel is around £200 alone for an hour’s worth of flying
  • £5,000: Ultrasound machine to help us identify a range of conditions including cardiac problems and abdominal injuries
  • £15,000: Ventilator for use on board the air ambulance
  • £5,000: An iStat, used to determine levels of toxins within the blood
  • £3,500: Funds one lifesaving mission
  • £1,500: Provides a flight helmet to protect a member of crew on board the helicopter
  • £1,000: Equips one of our clinicians with everything they need to wear – a flight suit, high visibility jacket, boots, undergarments and gloves
  • £100: Single use Autopulse band
  • £30: Adult defib pads


Cambridge United Community Trust is the charitable arm of Cambridge United. We use the club’s resources to positively impact our local community, focusing on the themes of education, health and inclusion.

Thousands of people each year, from Cambridgeshire and beyond, benefit from our projects; whether this is a 4-year-old attending one of our weekly cerebral palsy football sessions or a 74-year-old enjoying one of our monthly Senior Citizen Lunches, we aim to offer something for everyone. However, we are still in the early stages of our development, and every penny helps us to increase the range of opportunities we provide.
We believe that sport has the power to change lives, and the support of The Cambridge Roar will help us to harness this power.

Previously Supported Charities

Previously Supported Charities

Supporting people in Cambridgeshire who are living with a life-limiting illness.  Their care and services are provided free of charge to patients, to help them and their loved ones to make every moment count. 

Total raised: £31,000

Youth charity that helps disadvantaged young people to get their lives on track. It supports 13 to 30 year-olds who are unemployed and those struggling at school and at risk of exclusion.

Total raised: £15,000

A social and community fundraising project based in the heart of East Anglia. The Festival promotes Newmarket’s economy and invests in its community.

Total raised: £4,000

The world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research, their pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.

Total raised: £2,500




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