Philanthropy has been key to the success of Royal Papworth Hospital since its 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 Royal 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 Royal Papworth Hospital.

2004 £104,000 raised through the Chariots of Fire event which was used to purchase a new 3D Echocardiogram, enabling Royal 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 Royal Papworth Hospital Charity.

2016 Sergeant Marks donated her Invictus Games medal which was presented to the team from Royal 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'.

April 2019 Royal Papworth Hospital's long awaited move to the Biomedical Campus takes place.