Helping sick and disabled children in the UK.

by The Theodora Children's Charity
Apr 2, 2012

January 2012 - April 2012

Dr Snug & Dr Geehee at Chelsea Children
Dr Snug & Dr Geehee at Chelsea Children's Hospital

Our 18th Birthday dinner and auction on 5th March was a huge success. Our guests had a great evening, Dr Jammi and Dr Yo-Ho shared some heart warming stories of their most emotional visits and we raised a massive £32,000!

We have now introduced our Giggle Doctor visits to a new hospital, Chelsea and Westminster. Last month Dr Snug and Dr Geehee visited Chelsea Children’s Hospital for the first time to give out much needed doses of magic and laughter to poorly young patients.

Our Giggle Doctors received some lovely feedback from the Patient Governor at the Hospital…

"I was so impressed with the Giggle Doctors.   Having planned to follow them for one hour, I stayed for four!   I was totally mesmerized by the way they inter-acted with the children.   They engaged with the shy, who opened up, & brought laughter & joy to the more extrovert.  The parents & nurses were in fits of laughter, & the cleaners stopped making the beds!

No child was excluded.  When I saw Dr. Snug go up to a very sick little baby boy of 4 months I queried it.  Her response was they have something for every child. Within a few minutes he was holding a squeezy ball which lit-up & kicking with his feet when she sung to him!

It was a life-enhancing experience, & I cannot praise them too highly.  I only wish we had the funds to invite them more often than once a month….”

I also wanted to share a lovely message we recently received from a parent of a young patient at Sheffield Children’s Hospital…

 “You all do an amazing job...my daughter Melina was seriously ill in Sheffield Children's Hospital last year & even though improved still has a long way to go but "Doctor Hunny" really cheered her up, she still talks about her today & loves to look at the photo we took & the signed pic..u really do bring lots of smiles & giggles to all those children that need them so thank you”

Thank you so much for your continued support.

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Organization Information

The Theodora Children's Charity

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.theodora.org.uk/​
Project Leader:
Emily Swords
Chief Executive
London, Greater London United Kingdom
$40,167 raised of $552,582 goal
 
312 donations
$512,415 to go
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