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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 amy.calcutt@theodora.org.

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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 have raised an incredible £1,479 
  • Edmunds Prep and Windlesham School, who each raised over £600 with various fundraising activities 

Hospital Play Coordinator

Our Giggle Doctor made a lovely connection with one of our children, to see her interacting in the session was amazing to watch.

Lendlease Guvnors Club

I hadn’t heard of Theodora Children’s Charity before and it was through our Lendlease Guvnors Club that I was given my first introduction to the Theodora team and their fantastic group of Giggle Doctors. I have had the honour of meeting some of the Giggle Doctors and think it takes a truly wonderful person to be able to do what they do. I believe the charity deserves all the support it can get to continue sending their super smiley Giggle Doctors to cheer up children currently sick in hospitals and hospices across England. Our first bake sale for the charity was a resounding success and we look forward to continue our support in the future and expanding our relationship with the team