Theodora Children's Charity

Theodora Children's Charity

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  • Children / families
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Young people

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Geographical remit: 
National - England


Theodora Children's Charity bring smiles and laughter to children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care centres by sending professional performers called Giggle Doctors to bring magical moments of fun and laughter at difficult and challenging times. 

One in twenty children are treated in hospital in England each year. A stay in hospital can be very frightening for a child, they may not understand why they are there or have to undergo painful and sometimes traumatic procedures.  Our Giggle Doctors help to provide a more positive experience in hospital which has been shown to aid recovery. It’s not only the child who benefits, but also the parents, siblings and other family members who are present during a Giggle Doctor visit.


Our 25 Giggle Doctors visited 33,000 children last across 25 hospitals, three hospices and two specialist care centres helping to bring magic and laughter to children like Byron:

"A massive thank you to Dr Hip Hap and Dr Flower Pot both who visited Byron on the verge of a melt down because he was  very scared about being in hospital again. Both Mum and Dad weren't far from tears also, knowing he would rather be doing what little boys do best. A few minutes after saying hi we were all laughing and having a wonderful time, and Byron now thinks hospitals are great fun. Laughter really is the best medicine. Thank you Dr Hip Hap you have worked wonders" Parent

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