“I need a good laugh” how many times have you heard this said? Especially when people are sick or in some way vulnerable. Laughter and fun are essential to our lives. Without it, we can become depressed and prone to further illness.
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to help children and adults who are sick or who have special needs by cheering them up with laughter and fun?
Teachers, doctors and care staff tell us they have found our visits to be stimulating and enhancing and more importantly, the children and adults we meet have said how much they love to join in the laughter and fun and how it improves their well being.
One person who has experienced the work of The Laughter Specialists clown doctors, Mrs Maddie Standen of Saffron Walden, who has a child with numerous learning disabilities, said:
“The Laughter Specialists bring the unparalleled gift of laughter to those who are often unable to. To see your child able to participate in a seemingly easy emotion for us is priceless. In that moment, where your child is able to smile, giggle and laugh they have no disabilities and are equal to all. I would like to sing the praise of the Laughter Specialists from the highest mountain, what they do for families like us is unmatched”.
Patron of The Laughter Specialists
WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE A CHILD SMILE
- Established over 10 years
- Supported in excess of 50,000 children and their families
- Trained at Great Ormond St, St Thomas’ and Guy’s Hospital London
- Based in East Anglia and aims to grow nationally over the next 5 years
- Supporting the growing mental health issues children are facing
- Unique work with special needs children developing communicaton and life skills
- Endorsed by top paediatric consultant Rob Russell from world renowned Addenbrooke’s Children’s Hospital based in Cambridge
Scientific evidence supporting the positive effects of our work on physiology, mental health and overall heath & wellbeing
CORPORATE ANNUAL PACKAGES
This package can provide a months worth of visits at a hospital supporting over 200 children
This package can provide 3 months of support to a hospital’s children’s ward or support a communication support programme to some children with severe complex/multiple needs
This can give 6 months of support to children and fund training of a new Laughter Specialist
This can support a hospital or school for an ongoing programme for a year
Your support can make a huge difference to sick and/or disabled children and their families, creating magical moments in the toughest of times. For more information please contact Annie Aris on 07980 570466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to all those that supported us at Race Night.
We raised £1873.81 a truly amazing amount that will help us continue visiting many sick and vulnerable children across East Anglia. Thank you!
What an amazing afternoon spent at The Saffron Walden Carnival!
Joost Baker, Managing Director of Containerlift – seen on the right with Annie Aris – not only generously donated the trailer for the event, but is even seen running alongside collecting money in a bed pan! We’ve seen it all now!
Thanks to all of our supporters that day….Containerlift for providing the truck and driver – essential stuff!; Printing.com for printing up leaflets and posters; The Costume Company for supplying the ‘Casualty’ nurses and doctors costumes and to Bicicletta who held an evening of Cocktails and biking to raise us a little more money.
All of you are outstanding and much loved by The Laughter Specialists Team…Thank you!