The British Cardiac Patients Association (BCPA) donated a transformational £50,000 to help fund the pond and outside areas at the new Royal Papworth Hospital.

10 members of the group came along to the new Royal Papworth Hospital on 12th March to present the cheque to the Charity Team as well as being taken on a tour. The group had access across the entire hospital site visiting cath labs, theatre, patient rooms and of course the pond area which they have so kindly funded. 

Keith Jackson, Chairman of the BCPA told us:

We wanted to donate to the Charity in a way that would help bring a part of the old Royal Papworth to the new site. The pond has always been at the heart of Papworth and we are so happy that we are able to provide a lasting legacy for patients, their families and staff to enjoy forever.

The BCPA is a non profit making organisation run by volunteers and was established to provide support to cardiac patients and their carers. The primary aim of the association is to give support, reassurance and advice to cardiac patients, their families and carers. The group also fundraises for a number of local hospitals including Royal Papworth and has donated approximately £500,000 to purchase medical equipment for the benefit of cardiac patients.

Royal Papworth Hospital Charity would like to express their gratitude for the BCPA's continued support and incredible donation that will really make such a difference to the well-being of patients and staff.