Arthur Rank Hospice

Arthur Rank Hospice staff holding a thank you sign

This year’s festival charity – please give generously!

Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care. We care for more than 3,600 patients annually across the hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson day treatment centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank community team. The care and support provided by our inpatient unit, day therapy and hospice at home teams is practical, holistic and tailored to the individual. Programmes may include psychological support, physiotherapy, complementary therapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitative support, counselling, bereavement and spiritual support.

As a charity, we need to secure £8.1 million every year to deliver our services free of charge to patients and their loved ones. About half of this currently comes from commissioned income, with further funds raised by our bistro, education and conference centre, hair and nail Salon and, of course, fundraising. We are hugely grateful to our local community, which contributes the remainder by raising funds in a number of ways, including: donating to our shops; participating in our events; taking on personal challenges; holding fundraisers or leaving us a gift in their will.

The Cambridge Beer Festival is a wonderful occasion for us to meet the people who help to fund our care and provides a chance for us to raise awareness of the many services and activities that we deliver. It also creates an opportunity to remember the special people that we have the privilege to care for. Regulars to the beer festival will fondly remember Roger Stark, the glasses manager. Roger was diagnosed with cancer in March 2017 and spent his last days being cared for by the Arthur Rank Hospice team, so please do give generously today and allow us to care for more people like Roger.

For information, please visit, speak to our staff or volunteers, or call us in the office on 01223 675888.

Please give generously!

Donate your festival glass or buy a ticket for our Summer Superdraw, where there is a £2000 prize at stake, from our stand near the glasses stall.