Theodora Children's Charity
Who we are
For 26 years Theodora Children's Charity has contributed to the wellbeing of children in 21 hospitals, 3 hospices and 2 specialist care centres across England. We achieve this by providing visits from professional performers who have been trained to work in a medical environment called Giggle Doctors.
By combining music, play, magic and storytelling our Giggle Doctors bring joy and laughter to brave children in challenging times. Our Giggle Doctors help reduce stress and anxiety, create opportunities for play and improve a child’s experience of being in hospital.
"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" – A parent