We are very excited to announce that an article about the Giggle Doctors has been published in Addenbrooke’s Hospital’s magazine The Adviser!
The Adviser (ADenbrookes Volunteers Information & Events Review) features information about volunteering events and fun experiences taking place throughout Addenbrooke’s Hospital.
We’ve been visiting the children at Addenbrooke’s Hospital for 17 years and last year gave giggles to over 2,700 sick and disabled children. One of the Giggle Doctors that visits Addenbrooke’s is Dr Dotty and she describes her experiences and why play is so important:
“Being a Giggle Doctor is such a privilege. I meet so many wonderful children and their families, who unfortunately find themselves in a not so-wonderful situation; being in hospital. Many children I meet are going through a very uncertain, distressing time, and can be extremely poorly. As a Giggle Doctor, I get to be part of something much more positive for these children- joy, hope and laughter despite being in hospital! Through play and imagination we can create memories, distractions, and the chance for the children to be whoever they want to be in that moment. It is the highest of rewards to see the positive change in children (and their parents!), and to notice the shift in energy within a room or ward after we have visited.” - Dr Dotty
You can read the full article here.