Ian (Angry) Anderson charity football match success

Four football teams turned out in force over August Bank Holiday weekend at The New Croft in Haverhill to commemorate the life of one of their former players. Ian (Angry) Anderson sadly died in March 2020 and was cared for in the Inpatient Unit at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. It was a particularly difficult time … Continued

Determined Lee takes on a Wheelchair Challenge

You may have read on our website or heard via our social media channels about 43 year old Lee Taylor who was diagnosed with bulbar onset MND (Motor Neurone  Disease) in December 2019. Having recently completed a Kilimanjaro Step Challenge, Lee was determined to push himself even further.  However, as his condition continues to progress, … Continued

Oncology staff take to the skies to celebrate a big birthday

On a cold, damp and miserable October morning a team of specialist nurses and a doctor who predominantly work in oncology at nearby Addenbrooke’s Hospital took to the skies to celebrate a big birthday and used it as a chance to fundraise for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity. Jill Barker, oncology specialist nurse,  had originally planned … Continued

Gog Magog Golf Club raise incredible £20,000 during pandemic

When the Lady Captain of Gog Magog Golf Club approached us in October 2019 stating their intention to support Arthur Rank Hospice as their Charity of the Year during 2020, little did they know what lay ahead. Colleagues attended the golf club for an initial presentation full of inspiration and fundraising ideas of how their … Continued

Brave Stacey takes the ultimate challenge – a Wingwalk!

We have seen some challenges over the past year but could you go the ultimate and take part in a Wingwalk? This is exactly what Stacey Meade has done and raised over £1,500 in the process.  Originally planned for 2019, inclement weather and COVID got in the way but, watched by her partner and mum, … Continued

Young supporters go the extra mile for #TeamArthur

Over the spring and summer season we had a group of  very inspirational young supporters who recently took on their own challenges to raise over £3,800 for the Hospice. Triathlon Twelve-year old Jasper took part in a virtual Ironman Triathlon and completed it sooner than he hoped. Jasper raised £850 by running a marathon, completing … Continued

MND will not stop Lee from stepping up to a challenge

When Lee contacted Arthur Rank Hospice Charity at the end of March 2020 with a desire to fundraise for the Living Well Service, we had no idea of the enormous task that he wanted to achieve and why. Diagnosed with bulbar onset MND (Motor Neurone Disease) in December 2019, Lee is an avid fitness fanatic … Continued

Teacher shaves hair for Charity

Your hair is probably one of your most identifying features so to shave it all off can be counted amongst one of the bravest things to do but that is exactly what Stephanie O’Reilly, a teacher at St Faith’s School in Cambridge, has done. Stephanie has cut off  over 45cm of long brown curly hair … Continued

Captain Tom 100 Challenge completed

#CaptainTom100 Challenge was launched on Friday 30th April on what would have been the day of Captain Tom Moore’s 101st birthday.  Our supporters rose to the challenge to raise funds for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in a weekend of activities that ended on bank holiday Monday, 3rd May. Emily and Isabel Parnell raised over £300 … Continued

Sponsors join Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme

The Christmas Tree Recycling Scheme features heavily as one of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity’s biggest fundraisers of the year. In 2020 our large team of volunteers and staff swooped the Cambridge area and collected over 2400 trees whilst raising over £36,000.  This year will prove to be no exception despite the pandemic and we are … Continued