It has been decided that the Club Charity of the Year for 2012/2013 will be ACT (Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust) and a big thanks to everyone on the Comittee who voted to support it
As I nominated ACT as Club Charity of the Year without giving much info, here is a little bit about it!!! (taken from their website http://www.actcharity.org.uk/index.asp )
ACT (Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust)
As the independent registered charity for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, which runs Addenbrooke's and the Rosie Hospitals, ACT is dedicated to making a difference to improve the experience of patients, their families and the staff who care for them.
Whether it’s treatment for an emergency, a chronic condition or long-term illness, we believe that every patient deserves the very highest quality of care. After all, it's likely that most of us – or our nearest and dearest – will be patients one day, which is when we'd give anything for the best medical attention available.
Thanks to the generous support of our donors, the hospitals can provide a level of patient care beyond what NHS funding alone can deliver and make projects happen sooner or to a greater degree than might have otherwise been possible. Charitable donations fund high-tech equipment, specialist staff, extra comforts and vital research to find potential cures and help save lives locally, nationally and worldwide.
I was treated for hydrocephalus at Addenbrooke’s last year after having been refused treatment elsewhere due to the complexity of my condition. The level of equipment, care and research undertaken by the neurosciences department at Addenbrooke’s is first class but this would not be the case if they had to rely on NHS funding alone. I will be eternally grateful to them for giving me back some normality to my life and it is for this reason that I nominated them as Charity of the Year and it will be great to give a little back!