Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will be officially opening the new Rosie Hospital on Thursday 23 May 2013.
Addenbrooke's Charitable Trust's Rosie Hospital Campaign, which launched in 2011, raised over £3.5 million from trusts, foundations, companies, major donors and the local community, who raised £150,000, to help make our wonderful new Rosie possible.
We are so grateful to each and every donor and supporter of this very valuable campaign. The amazing support means that the Rosie can continue to offer the very best standard of women's, maternity and neonatal care for our growing local publication.
Susanne Owers, director of fundraising at Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust said: “This visit will be a fantastic opportunity to thank the many individual fundraisers and donors, who together helped to make a wonderful environment for new babies, their parents and families.”
Sharing the excitement CUH Chair Jane Ramsey said: "We are all thrilled that Her Majesty the Queen, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, will be coming to the Rosie. This is such a very special occasion for us not only because we will be officially opening our wonderful new Rosie Hospital but also because it marks 51 years since The Queen last visited Addenbrooke's.”
As you can imagine, security and protocol will be very tight so the event is strictly by invitation only.
King’s College, from 5.30pm, Tuesday 18 December 2012
- Hold a collection at your Christmas performance orcarol concert
- Hold a non-school uniform day and / or come to school in fancy dress
- Have a cake sale in the staff room or the playground
- Host a table-top sale of unwanted CDs, DVDs and books
- Stage a Big Push for the Rosie talent show
- Keep fit with a sponsored walk, skip or run for the Rosie
- Sell Rosie wristbands and/or Rosie toy rabbits.
- Everyone who donated to Rosie Rabbit at Scotsdales, Rosie in the Park, Strawberry Fair, Arbury Carnival and many other street collections
- Rachel Claxton in Peterborough who has held raffles, online auctions and dyed her hair pink for the whole of July
- Tony Dorling in Thetford who held a charity band night and football tournament
- Sue Dougan, Sam Crawley, Andy Kulina and Jackie Lince who ran the London Marathon
- Darren Rivers who took part in the Dubai Triathlon
- The Sam’s Walk team for their 23 mile trek from the Rosie to Hinchingbrooke
- Romsey Mill Young Parents who organised a buggy push to the Rosie
- De Freville Avenue residents who donated funds from their Jubilee Street Party
- Charlie McLaughlin who organised the Shelford Olympics family fun day
- Jon Moss in Clacton-on-Sea who held a golf day.
Six budding entrepreneurs from Anglia Ruskin University chose the Rosie to benefit from a family fun day that they organised as part of their BA in Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Management. ‘Rosie in the Park’ attracted hundreds of people in April who enjoyed live entertainment, rides, market stalls and much more. Professor Lester Lloyd-Reason of Anglia Ruskin University was joined by student Mark Reyner to present a cheque for £1,900 to ACT, the dedicated charity for Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals.
- Buy a Rosie wristband: New for 2012, the stylish pink Rosie wristband will make both a must-have accessory and a memorable keepsake – from toddlers to adults it’s the easy way to lend a hand and show your support. Wristbands are available for a suggested donation of £2 direct from the ACT office at Addenbrooke’s, the Rosie Hospital or from local stockists (see http://www.therosiecampaign.org.uk/rosie-wristbands for details). If you’d like a box of wristbands to sell at your school, shop or organisation please contact ACT on 01223 217757.
- Inspire pupils to get involved: With so many local children born at the Rosie, ACT is calling on schools to back the Big Push, by selling Rosie wristbands, holding a non-uniform day or by giving enterprising pupils the chance to organise some fundraising.
- Club together for fundraising fun: How about encouraging Rainbows, Brownies and Scouts or your local dance, swimming and football clubs to host a mini-fete, talent show or sponsored sports event?
- Take a toddle with your teddy: Nurseries and child-minders could take younger children out with their favourite toy or teddy on a sponsored toddle or teddy bear’s picnic – both popular options for keeping little people occupied for an hour or two.
- Step out on a Big Buggy Push: With memories of The Rosie fresh in their minds, new mums and dads could get into the great outdoors with a sponsored Big Buggy Push. It’s a great way to road test your new wheels, meet other buggy buddies, get back in shape and give baby plenty of fresh air – all while raising money for a great cause.
- Get active with the baby group: Pre- and post-natal groups could organise their own fundraising events from sponsored aqua aerobic sessions for pregnant women to baby sing-along sessions and clothing sales.
- Catch up over coffee: How about hosting a cascading coffee morning, cake sale or afternoon tea as an excuse to meet up with friends old and new? It’s an easy way for families, acquaintances, community groups and local businesses to help the Big Push and who knows, you could encourage your guests to hold their own events?
- Rattle and shake with the Rosie: Keep your eyes open over the coming months when the ACT team will be out and about shaking buckets and rattling collection tins for the Big Push in and around Cambridge – dates will be publicised nearer the time.