Cambridge Fundraising Committee raise over £920,000 to help support Acorn and Chestnut Houses

Since 2000 the Cambridge Fundraising Committee have raised over £920,000 to help support Acorn and Chestnut Houses so we can keep more families together while their children undergo specialist treatment in Cambridge.

In 1999 Patsy Glazebrook was asked to organise a committee to help raise funds for our first Cambridge ‘Home from Home’, and Acorn House was officially opened by Michael Crawford CBE in 2000. Our second ‘Home from Home’ in Cambridge, Chestnut House was opened in 2012. Since 2000, the Cambridge Fundraising Committee have raised over £920,000 towards helping us support almost 11,000 families with children being treated at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge.

Patsy Glazebrook is the Vice President and Event Organiser and with the dedicated committee they have hosted celebrity lunches, interesting evening lectures, afternoon tea parties with illustrated talks,  garden tours, street collections, concerts, and much more. The committee are brilliant at securing specialists in their fields to give talks on a variety of interesting topics. Their events are always viewed with the highest regard in the local area and often receive coverage in local newspapers, helping to raise awareness of the charity and our ‘Homes from Home’.

From the very beginning the committee has been wonderful at motivating themselves as well as keeping their team spirit high, which is testament to the fact they have been running so long. The committee’s patron is The Countess of St Andrews and the Hon President is the Baroness O’Neill of Bengarve CBE FBA. Vice President and Event Organiser Patsy, is a driving force within the committee and inspires members to do their best to raise money for us. She wholeheartedly believes in the charity’s mission and this is evident through her passion for the work she does for us.

Jane Featherstone, CEO of The Sick Children’s Trust said:

“For many years the Cambridge Fundraising Committee have successfully worked alongside us, supporting our work and helping us to make sure more families can stay together in Cambridge. We are extremely grateful and can’t thank them enough for the dedication and hard work they’ve put into fundraising for our Cambridge ‘Homes from Homes’ and we very much look forward to continuing our work together in the future.”

To help the committee reach their next milestone of raising one million pounds to help us keep families together, take a look at their upcoming events in Cambridge and book your tickets today – from garden tours to fascinating talks, there’s lots to choose from.

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