Arthur Rank Hospice supports people in Cambridgeshire living with a life-limiting illness and those who need end-of-life care. Our services are provided free of charge to patients and their families. Our aim is to provide the highest quality care, helping them to make every moment count.

We care for people at the Hospice in Cambridge, the day treatment centre in Wisbech and in patient’s own homes through the Arthur Rank Community team. The support provided by our inpatient unit, day therapy services and Hospice at Home 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.

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity needs to secure £7.45 million every year to deliver our services free of charge to patients and their loved ones. About half of this currently comes from statutory sources with further funds raised through our Bistro, education services, conference facility and hairdressing salon. The remainder is raised thanks to the wider local community who are motivated to ensure that work of the hospice continues: amongst other things they donate to our shops, take part in our events, take on personal challenges, hold their own fundraisers or leave gift in their Will. We are constantly looking for new opportunities to sustain funds, so we can keep providing and developing our vital services long into the future.

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Friday 1 June 2018 at 3:15pm

Simon Wilkes was just one of 26 swimmers who took part in The Big Shiver to raise funds for the Arthur Rank Hospice at Jesus Green Lido in Cambridge, on Friday 11 May. The 39 year old who lives in March and was born with no eyes, joined 25 other Team Arthur heroes to swim up and down Europe’s longest unheated outdoor pool in temperatures of just 15 degrees C.

Arthur Rank Hospice’s community fundraisers teamed up with Better, who operate Jesus Green Lido to host their first ever outdoor swim challenge – The Big Shiver – the day before the pool opened to the public for the summer season. At 91.4 metres, Jesus Green Lido in Cambridge is four times the length of an average swimming pool. The event provided the perfect opportunity for Simon, who said: “It’s hard to find events like this that I can take part in but fortunately I signed up to the Friends of Jesus Green Lido email list and The Big Shiver popped …