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Schools Fundraising

Get your school involved and help us to give smiles to children in hospitals, hospices and specialist care.
 
Fundraising for Theodora is not only a great way to help us make a difference for poorly children, it’s also a way for your pupils to learn about giving and helping other children in need – a vital lesson that builds character and compassion.
 
We have a useful lesson plan which you can download here. It includes discussion points and activities which will help to teach your students all about the hospital environment, the Giggle Doctors and how your students can help give poorly children the chance to laugh and smile. In turn they can also learn that the hospital environment doesn’t have to be frightening place with scary looking equipment and painful procedures, which could benefit any future experiences.
 
You can also hold your own fundraising event, get the kids, teachers and parents involved in sponsored events or nominate us to become your school’s Charity of the Year. Check out our fundraising packs below for ideas and resources to get you started. 
 
If you’re students are interested in supporting us and would like to hear more about our work, we can even arrange for a Giggle Doctor to come and speak at your school assembly. They will be able to witness the magic of a Giggle Doctor visit and really feel the difference of their fundraising efforts. 
 
Download our primary schools pack and secondary schools pack for more information, or contact Jessica on 020 7713 0044 or jessica.mann@theodora.org
 
 
 

Our Supporters

A huge thank you to our school supporters, who have helped us to give smiles to even more children when they need it most. These include:   
 
  • Holy Trinity C of E, who raised over £6,000 during their lent appeal
  • Cranleigh Prep School, for their continued support which has raised over £4,000
  • The Schools of Somerhill, who raised over £600 with their Fiver Challenge
  • Edmunds Prep and Windlesham School, who each raised over £600 with various fundraising activities 

 
 
Quick stop fundraising ideas
 
Getting your school involved is a great way of raising vital funds for those much needed smiles and it couldn’t be easier! Here are some quick ideas that will get everyone giggling in no time…
 
  • Bring and buy sale
  • Disco – sell tickets and encourage students to get their dancing shoes on
  • Easter egg hunt
  • Fancy dress – ask all the pupils (and teachers too) to dress up as their favourite character for a day and pay £1 for the privilege
  • Jokes – ask each pupil to bring in their favourite joke and a £1 or £2 donation and hold a class or assembly dedicated to joke telling
  • Sports day – tie in your fundraiser with an existing sports day
  • Enter our Christmas Card Competition – encourage everyone to get arty and donate £1 per entry. Someone from your school could even win as an added bonus!
 
These are just some ideas and you can be as creative as you like! If you want to discuss fundraising at your school further, please feel free to contact Jessica or call our main office on 020 7713 0044. We look forward to hearing from you!
 
We met a Giggle Doctor on our first day in A&E...

We met a Giggle Doctor on our first day in A&E 16 months ago. Louis has had many fun times with the Giggle Doctors since then, even making his own Giggle Doctor coat to wear when he sees them. It was very fitting that Dr Gee Hee and Dr Yoho were with us when Louis rang the end of treatment bell yesterday. Thanks for all the fun times!

A Parent / 01/09/2016

The Giggle Doctors are amazing...

The Giggle Doctors are amazing. I whole heartedly support them and have the honour of being their Patron. Over the two years I spent with the Giggle Doctors, I was blown away by their skills, sensitivity and professionalism. The children are always at the core of what they do.

Nina Conti, Patron / 23/03/2015

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