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Community Donations

How much will each charity receive? You help decide.

What is the Donations Programme?

Our teams have selected 12 charities who will receive a donation from The Cambridge in 2017.

Every three months, there’ll be three charities that you’ll be able to vote for. At the end of the three months, the total number of votes each has received will determine what percentage of the £1,000 donations fund they’ll get.

Our current Donations Programme charities are: Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT), PTSD999 and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

Vote now!

Make your vote count and help support a charity that matters to you!

Find out more about our 2017 charities:

February - March - April

Wood Green has grown to become one of the leading animal welfare organisations in the UK. They take in animals of all shapes and sizes! As well as cats and dogs, they find loving new homes for thousands of chickens, rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, ferrets and more!

Romsey Mill is a charity committed to overcoming disadvantage, challenging injustice and promoting social inclusion with young people, children and families.

The Sick Children's Trust believes keeping families together significantly improves the recovery of seriously ill children. They provide free, high-quality ‘Home from Home’ accommodation, as well as emotional and practical support, to families with sick children in hospital in the UK.

May - June - July

Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust (ACT) is the only registered charity dedicated to supporting innovation in patient care across Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie hospitals.

PTSD999 is a charity formed in Cambridge in 2016 to provide a support system for sufferers of the condition known as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a result of operational duties within the Emergency Services, Police, Fire and Ambulance. 

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People train dogs to alert deaf people to sounds they would otherwise miss – simple sounds that many people take for granted like the doorbell, alarm clock and even danger signals like the fire alarm. Being aware of these, makes a real difference to deaf people’s lives.

August - September - October

Marie Curie  provide care and support for people living with any terminal illness and their families. They’ve been carrying out this vital work for over 65 years – last year alone they cared for over 40,000 people across the UK.

Findacure supports rare disease patients. They run training workshops, webinars, peer mentoring schemes and an online portal to help facilitate training and learning for patient groups. 

Papworth Hospital Charity is the UK’s largest specialist heart and lung hospital working with nearly 80,000 patients each year. Their services are internationally recognised and include cardiology, respiratory medicine and cardiothoracic surgery and transplantation.

November - December - January

Magpas brings crucial lifesaving care by land and air to patients in life-threatening emergencies in the East of England and beyond. Some of the UK’s expert doctors and paramedics volunteer their own time to work with Magpas Air Ambulance.

Teenage Cancer Trust are the only charity dedicated to making sure young people aged between 13 and 24 get the expert treatment and support from the moment they hear the word ‘cancer.’

Foodcycle are a national charity that combines volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen spaces to create tasty, nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty and social isolation. They run over 29 projects across the UK, united by the simple idea that food waste and food poverty should not coexist.

As well as the quarterly donations we offer, we always want to hear about any other opportunities to donate to local good causes.

If you'd like more information on our community donations programme please contact