06 Sep CAMBRIDGESHIRE HOMEBUILDER’S DONATION PUSHES THE RIGHT BUTTONS IN HOSPITAL ROBOT APPEAL
Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) has received a donation of £1,000 from leading homebuilder Barratt and David Wilson Homes in support of its Robot Appeal.
The Cambridgeshire hospital has launched a £1.5 million fundraising appeal to help fund a new surgical robot which will transform surgery at the hospital.
The robot will be used in six areas, enabling surgeons and their teams to operate on more patients, from people with pancreatic cancer to gynaecology patients, enabling them to recuperate faster and get home to their families quicker.
The housebuilder’s £1,000 donation comes as part of ‘The 1,000 Challenge’ organised by ACT, as it costs approximately £1,000 per patient to provide robot-assisted surgery. The appeal is asking people to fundraise by doing something 1,000 times, for example, running or cycling 1000km, walking 1,000 steps in a lunch hour for a month, baking and selling 1,000 cupcakes or giving up something for 1,000 hours.
Emily Willdigg, Community Relationships Lead at Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust, said: “We were delighted to hear that Barratt and David Wilson Homes are committed to helping to buy Addenbrooke’s a new surgical robot, to help make our hospitals even better.
“Providing a new surgical robot would give more Addenbrooke’s patients the chance to recover much more quickly from surgery and leave the hospitals sooner, so they can be at home with their loved ones. We thank Barratt and David Wilson Homes for helping us get one step closer.”
Will Phair, Sales Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Cambridgeshire, said: “As a leading housebuilder we strive to support the communities in and around the areas in which we build and were delighted to be able to help Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust in their appeal for a new surgical robot.”
The housebuilder’s donation comes as part of its Community Fund Scheme, in which it donates £1,000 each month to local charities. To apply for a donation, please contact 01733 207400.
To find out more or to support the Robot Appeal, visit helpyourhospital.co.uk/robot