The Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) team is limbering up

The Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust (ACT) team (pictured) is limbering up for this year’s Chariots of Fire after being selected as the official recipient charity for this year’s race on Sunday 22ndSeptember. Each member of the team will each run a leg of the 1.6 mile relay race.

This year, the charity is fundraising for a new emergency children’s ambulance service, dedicated to providing the highest level of care for the regions sickest children. This service will benefit on average 1,700 patients a year.

Adults and new-born babies in our region who need intensive care treatment for complex conditions are blue-lighted by a dedicated, specialist ambulance service to Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Surprisingly, there is no such service in our region that can specifically provide intensive care for critically ill children.

To fund this service, we are relying on public donations and if every team participating in the 2019 Chariots of Fire race raised a minimum of £300, together we could get a new emergency children's ambulance on the road. Double this and we could fully support the project by funding two children’s ambulances. 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.

To enter a team in Chariots of Fire and raise money for ACT please visit www.chariots-of-fire.co.uk or to find out more about this year’s official charity, visit www.act4addenbrookes.org.uk.

For more information please contact emily.willdigg@act4addenbrookes.org.uk or call 01223 217757 for more details.