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Theodora Children's Charity

Chef Ellis Barrie makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Theodora Children's Charity.

Chef Ellis Barrie makes the Radio 4 Appeal on behalf of Theodora Children's Charity.

To Give:
- Freephone 0800 404 8144
- Freepost BBC Radio 4 Appeal. (That’s the whole address. Please do not write anything else on the front of the envelope). Mark the back of the envelope ‘Theodora Children's Charity’.
- Cheques should be made payable to ‘Theodora Children's Charity’.

Registered Charity Number: 1094532

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Thu 18 Jul 2019 15:27

Theodora Children’s Charity

At Theodora Children’s Charity we transform children’s experience of hospital from an environment that can be scary and isolating into a place of fun, play and laughter. We do this by sending professional performers, called Giggle Doctors, to bring moments of joy to children’s hospital bedsides.

Ellis and Dr Flowerpot at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Ellis and Dr Flowerpot at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital

Our presenter, young chef Ellis Barrie, first met the Giggle Doctors at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital. Ellis explains: “When I first saw the Giggle Doctors bring laughter to sick children and making them feel comfortable, I had to get involved. For me it is evidence that humour makes people feel amazing.”

The People We Help

The People We Help
We help children like Indira who you will hear about in our Radio 4 Appeal. Hospitals can be scary places for children, the experience can be isolating and cause a significant amount of distress and anxiety. Many children miss out on the opportunity to play and the all the benefits that come with it. That’s where our Giggle Doctors come in.

Our Services

Our Services

The Giggle Doctors are performers specially trained to work in the medical environment. By using music, magic, storytelling and play they improve wellbeing and bring magical moments to children facing huge challenges with their health. Last year our 24 Giggle Doctors visited over 33,000 children throughout England.

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This week's Radio 4 Appeal

This week's Radio 4 Appeal

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