Over £1200 has been raised by LMB staff for the Papworth Hospital Charity at the annual charity Christmas raffle. The Papworth Hospital Charity was chosen due to the excellent healthcare that Papworth and its staff have provided to many members of the LMB. In addition, Papworth Hospital will be relocating to a brand new building on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus in the coming year and will become neighbours of the LMB.
Papworth Hospital Charity supports the ground-breaking work of Papworth Hospital. With increasing pressures on NHS resources, the charity plays a vital role in ensuring the hospital continues to provide the highest standards of care, whilst also ensuring the development of new ways of treating heart and lung disease. Pioneering medicine and innovative surgical advances at Papworth Hospital have not only transformed the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients but also helped shape cardiothoracic medicine internationally. This has been made possible through the generous funding provided by Papworth Hospital Charity.
The LMB has held a Christmas raffle since the early 1970s and has supported many local and national charities. Each year the charity chosen will have a connection to someone at the LMB – either for the help and support they have given, or in remembrance of a member of staff. Since 2000 the LMB has raised nearly £23,000 for charity.