The Theodora Children’s Charity visits three hospices in the South East; Demelza House Hospice in Eltham, Haven House Hospice in Woodford Green, and Richard House Hospice in Beckton, London.
The Giggle Doctors make monthly visits to each hospice and will usually see on average 8 children at each visit. Often they will have parents or other family members with them who will also benefit from the visit, as well as the hospice staff. The Giggle Doctors increase the opportunities for children to play and engage in fun activities. Every child that wishes to be visited will be visited and receive their own tailor-made visit based on what the child wants. Children in hospices face so many challenges. They should not have to face boredom and a lack of opportunities for play on top of this. Our Giggle Doctors make sure that they don't have to. They brighten up the hospice with their huge smiles and colourful coats full of balloons and magic tricks.