Become a partner
Become a Partner
We work in partnership with companies, big and small, to bring smiles to 30,000 sick and disabled children each year.
We’re a national charity but we work at a local level at 21 hospitals, three hospices and two specialist care centres. Our Giggle Doctors visit children throughout England, from the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital down to Southampton General Hospital. Click to see where we visit near you.
It costs £10 to fund one Giggle Doctor visit for a child, meaning your support would have a tangible impact on our work.
Partner with us
There are many ways to support us - charity of the year, grant giving, cause related marketing or gift in kind. Focus on fundraising, provide strategic pro-bono support, or both. Whether you’re a team of 100 or 10,000, we will work with you to develop and tailor a partnership that meets your CSR and employee engagement objectives:
Charity of the year: Nominate Theodora for your company’s Charity of the Year scheme and a dedicated account manager will work with you to create a fundraising and engagement plan. From launch to end of partnership celebration, we’ll include a range of fundraising events, ideas and materials to engage and motivate your employees.
Cause related marketing: Engage your customers with a cause-related marketing campaign with a percentage of the price on selected products going to Theodora. Parents and families regularly engage with our social media channels and with 63,000+ Facebook likes and 1,800 Twitter followers, we can easily promote our partnership to our supporters.
#giggles: We have an annual campaign called Giggle Week and this could be the perfect opportunity for your company to be part of a bigger fundraising and awareness campaign, whilst providing a focus point for fundraising activity. Giggle Week 2019 will coincide with World Laughter Day on 5th May. In 2018 supporters posted videos of themselves laughing using the #giggleweek which created lots of momentum and engagement on social media.
Let’s play: This list isn’t exhaustive. If you have your own idea as to what a partnership could look like, we’d love to hear from you.
To speak to us about a corporate partnership, or call 020 7713 0044
Our current list of opportunities can be found here and we often put out ad hoc requests for design support via our social media channels.
If you are an individual who would like to offer time and/or skills to support Theodora, please get in touch. With regards to team challenges, we tend to save these for our corporate partners but we can look to organise a bespoke challenge for your company at a cost of £50 per person (minimum group charge of £500)
We’re really proud of our partners. Without their support and enthusiasm, we wouldn’t have achieved as much. Just like our Giggle Doctor visits, every partnership is unique, but the reason for support is the same – to bring smiles to sick and disabled children.
Read more about our partnership stories
We chose Theodora as our charity because they have ZEAL and because we can make a real difference to their work. It costs just £10 to fund each Giggle Doctor bedside visit, so our £3,000 will ensure that 300 more kids can get a smile from a Giggle Doctor when things seem a bit scary in hospital.
A young child had suffered a brain tumour but when the Giggle Doctors came and played music, his mum expressed it was the first time she had seen him clap in six months. This brought a tear to many people's eyes that day!