23 September 2021

Celebrating 1 Year With A Giggle Doctor Takeover!

Anniversary of our Virtual Visits and Giggle-a-Grams

Virtual Visit Giggle Doctors


 “I love it as not all seriously ill kids are in hospital but still having a very difficult time” – A Parent

For the first time, we’ve been able to reach children with a personalised interaction no matter where they are. We’ve delivered 242 Virtual Visits and Giggle-a-Grams to children all over the country – not only in our partner hospitals but also those receiving care, recuperating at home or self isolating. 



“Thanks so much. That was fantastic. We’ve not heard him laugh like that for a long time. You are doing something so special here!”
80% of parents surveyed said their child enjoyed their Virtual Visit or Giggle-a-Gram ‘a great deal’ and 85% of parents said it made their child’s experience of hospital ‘much better’


It is almost Pay in Hospitals Week

From the 11th – 17th October, Play In Hospitals Week aims to raise awareness of the benefits of play in the treatment of poorly children across the UK.
Next month, we want to celebrate and thank all the amazing people who work hard to bring opportunities for play to children in hospital, particularly the Hospital Play Teams and of course our fantastic Giggle Doctors.

The Giggle Doctors will be doing a social media takeover to celebrate that week, so make sure you follow us online to see the mischief they get up to!



Theodora Team is back in the office

Dr Snug


It has been over a year and a half since the Theodora Office team have worked together in person, but we are excited to say that we are back!

Our new Fundraising and Communications Manager Holly explained
“It was lovely to join the amazing Theodora Head office team in August this year, it’s so great to work side by side with my colleagues for a few days of each week and not just see their faces on my screen at home (I am sure my cat would not agree!) Along with the team here and all the hard working Giggle Doctors I am excited to see our Virtual Visits continue into their second year, as well as see visits happening more and more in person. To achieve this and so much more, you can help us by gifting a donation here or set up a fundraising page on JustGiving

Thank you for your continued support. We all look forward to seeing you soon- whether in person or virtually.”


Meet Charlie and Dr Dotty!

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