ARTHUR RANK HOSPICE CHARITY
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.
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EAST ANGLIAN AIR AMBULANCE
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.
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CAMBRIDGE UNITED COMMUNITY TRUST
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.
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