Last night (Thursday 23 April), a number of organisations across the Cambridge Biomedical Campus came together to thank those working at Cambridge University Hospitals, Royal Papworth Hospital and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust as part of #ClapforCarers.

The Jeffrey Cheah Biomedical Centre (JCBC) was illuminated blue to honour the work of the NHS. The JCBC building which houses the Milner Therapeutic Institute, the Wellcome-MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute and the Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology & Infectious Disease, is one of the newest buildings to open on the campus.

litupblue - Organisations on campus join in #ClapforCarers


Milner Institute Director Tony Kouzarides said: “On behalf of scientists in Cambridge and throughout the UK, we thank NHS staff for their selfless dedication during this pandemic.”

The Cambridge Institute of Therapeutic Immunology & Infectious Disease, located in the JCBC, is leading the University of Cambridge’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with over 150 scientists and clinicians, the UK’s largest academic Containment Level 3 Facility, and a range of collaborators from across the UK and beyond.

The building was lit up by Venue Audio Visual who donated their time and equipment to make the illumination possible.

Royal Papworth was also lit up their building blue and crews from Cambridgeshire Constabulary, Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue and the East of England Ambulance Service came to hospital to represent how public services are working together during the coronavirus outbreak.

Cambridgeshire University Hospitals completed the activities having worked with the East Anglian Air Ambulance to organise a fly over of the campus. The helicopter flew up the main drive to Addenbrooke’s, looping the chimney, before heading over to The Green and the Gardens and Royal Papworth.