Giggle Doctor

The Theodora Children’s Charity believes that laughter is the best medicine. The Giggle Doctors visit children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care centres across England.

By combining music, play, magic and storytelling these professional performers bring magical moments to brave children in challenging times. We believe that EVERY sick or disabled child should get the giggles that only a Giggle Doctor can bring.


 Giggle Doctor programme at Birmingham Children’s Hospital: 

Three of our Giggle Doctors visit Birmingham Children’s Hospital every Monday, bringing fun and laughter to the children on the oncology wards every other week.


Giggle Doctor programme at The Royal Marsden Hospital:

Two Giggle Doctors visit The Royal Marsden Hospital every Monday / Wednesday. This hospital is a world leading cancer centre and our Giggle Doctors make a huge difference there. 



“We are so grateful for the support that Treating Children with Cancer have given the Theodora Children’s Charity over the past 5 years. Their donations have helped to fund professional performers, called Giggle Doctors, to bring magical moments to brave children in hospitals across England. The most recent donation, made in December 2014 , will help fund special moments for children who are being treated on the oncology wards of Birmingham Children’s Hospital. We are so grateful for the ongoing support of Treating      Children with Cancer, who help us to bring smiles to hundreds of children each year.”

-The Theodora Children‘s Charity

“We first met the Giggle Doctors about 2 weeks after my six year old daughter was diagnosed with cancer. Up to that point she cried every time someone in a uniform came near her. When the Giggle Doctors arrived all we heard was laughter and lots of smiles and this has continued ever since! For this I will always be grateful to you.”

– A parent