Royal Papworth Hospital Charity exists to support the ground-breaking work of Royal 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.

By raising new money and management of existing funds, Royal Papworth Hospital Charity is able to make grants to Papworth Hospital to benefit patients and staff specifically to:

  • improve the Royal Hospital environment

  • provide both state-of-the-art and extra equipment to make a real difference not just to patients’ treatment but their lives beyond

  • support and develop hospital staff

We do this by raising valuable funds through a variety of ways including:

  • events

  • community activities

  • corporate partnerships

  • legacies and in memory giving; and

  • effectively managing the charity funds and investing wisely.

Working with inspirational people, we aim to make a difference to every patient and every condition that is treated at our Hospital above and beyond that provided by NHS funding.

Did you know...

Royal Papworth Hospital Charity is currently supporting a world-leading, new heart transplant programme which means surgeons can now utilise donor hearts which were previously considered too damaged to transplant. This highly successful DCD programme has meant that 49 patients to date have been given a new chance at life.

This incredible programme is an example of the outstanding partnership between Royal Papworth Hospital Charity and the NHS; only together are we able to finance each operation. As such, every penny raised to support this outstanding initiative helps to ensure this life-saving technique can be made available to those patients in need.

What makes Royal Papworth Hospital Charity different

Our charity supports the UK’s largest specialist cardiothoracic hospital and the UK’s main heart and lung transplant centre. Performing the UK’s first successful heart transplant in 1979, and the world’s first heart-lung-liver transplant in 1986, Royal Papworth Hospital is responsible for a great number of medical ‘firsts’ and with the financial support and investment that our charity provides the hospital with, we hope to be responsible for supporting many more ‘firsts’.

Other ways to support

-We have a volunteer network that we would love to expand, especially moving forward with an exciting number of events in the process of planning.

  • We would love supporters to help raise more awareness of our charity within their communities.

  • Help with our social media campaigns, visit our pages and share our posts.

  • Find us on Facebook.

  • Find us on Twitter.


Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Papworth Everard
CB23 3RE

Contact Number

01223 639950