Our Board and Governance

George Howard, (Acting Chair of Trustees), Businessman, supporter of special needs charities;
Edward Rudd, (Treasurer) Financial Planning Director of Berry Brothers & Rudd;
Clare Thompson, Experienced charity fundraiser and volunteer with various groups involving children and adults;
Karen Sheairs, (Secretary) Parent of a child with special needs with in depth knowledge of special needs schools and groups. Supporter, Volunteer & Networker across many specific local charities and groups.
Madeleine Gardner – Trustee and finance officer.

ACCOUNTANT: Mill Scott Chartered Accountants, Saffron Walden.

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PUBLIC LIABILITY INSURERS: Ansvar, Charity Connect Policy. Individual Laughter Specialists each have public liability insurance with Equity (The performers union).
BANK: The Co-Op Bank.
FOUNDERS AND OFFICIALS: Annie Aris and Patrick Jacobs.

We would like The Laughter Specialists to visit us because children coming into hospital find it pretty stressful. If they see you once it makes it special and if they see you on a regular basis so they get to know you and look forward to it makes it very special. It would be brilliant if you could come regularly and give the children a special day.

Carol Newman, Children and Young peoples Matron, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford.