About us Timeline of Giving Philanthropy has been key to the success of Royal Papworth Hospital since it's inception in 1918. 1916 The Right Honourable Sir Ernest Cassel donated £5,000 towards the purchase of Papworth Hall - the original hospital. 1932 The Bernhard Baron Trust left a gift of £20,000 for the building of a new hospital to tackle the growing needs in the fight against Tuberculosis. 1933 Tuberculosis hut donated to Papworth Hospital by the friends of Sarah Treverbian Prideaux, a former patient. 1935 'Ghost Goes West' premiers - all proceeds in aid of the home for Tuberculosis nurses. 1943 Employees of the New York Herald Tribune newspaper raised funds to present the Ralph W. Barnes Memorial Ambulance to Papworth in memory of the first journalist to be killed during World War 2. 1980 David Robinson provided £300,000 (equivalent of £2.5 million in today's money) towards funding the heart transplant programme at Papworth Hospital. 2004 £104,000 raised through the Chariots of Fire event which was used to purchase a new 3D Echocardiogram, enabling Papworth Hospital to become one of the first units in the country to be able to offer this technology to patients. 2013 Landmark of £1million generated by the Norfolk Zipper Club for the purchase of cardiac equipment for the hospital. 2015 Europe's first successful heart transplant using a non-beating heart, funded by Papworth Hospital Charity. 2016 Sergeant Marks donated her Invictus Games medal which was presented to the team from Papworth Hospital who saved her life by Prince Harry. 2017 Papworth Hospital receives royal title following approval from Her Majesty The Queen becoming 'Royal Papworth Hospital' Royal Papworth Hospital's long awaited move to the Biomedical Campus draws ever closer. As part of Papworth Hospital's vision for the future and in order to continue cutting-edge cardiothoracic medicine, we must invest in our future. To support Royal Papworth Hospitals pledge to escalate medical research and treatment ever further over the next centenary, support the Papworth 100 campaign.