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17 January 2023 | Firm News | Article by Ruth Powell

Hugh James hosts comedy show in aid of Theodora Children’s Charity

Hugh James are holding a comedy night on 25th January 2023 to raise money for the charity. If you’re already joining us then we look forward to seeing you there. If you’re still considering attending I very much hope you will come along to have a giggle whilst also helping to provide a giggle to children in hospital.

Our jam-packed line-up includes acts from Esther Manito, Stephen Owen, Jasper Cromwell-Jones, and Christian Reilly. You’ll also get the chance to win prizes in our raffles and auctions which will be held throughout the night, with all the funds going to the charity.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 25 January 2023

Time: 19:00-22:00

Venue: Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street, London WC2H 9LA

Ticket Price: £20 + booking fee

Please buy your tickets through Eventbrite.

About Theodora

Hugh James London are proud to support Theodora Children’s Charity as our charity of the year. Last year, Carys Lewis, Solicitor in the Medical Negligence team had the pleasure of meeting the charity’s Fundraising and Communications Manager, Holly de la Nougerede, and learning about the wonderful work of the charity and their Giggle Doctors.

Theodora Children’s Charity recruit and train Giggle Doctors to provide laughter and play to children in hospital. The charity work across 22 hospitals and specialist care centres in England. They also provide giggles virtually so that children across the UK can access their services.

Each Giggle Doctor has their very own tailor-made doctor’s coat. The coats are made from hospital grade material and are designed to reflect the personality of the Giggle Doctor. You can see pictures of team Hugh James modelling some of the coats below!

Giggle doctors

The Giggle Doctors are trained over a period of two years. Their training includes both clinical training, such as infection control, and artistic training. This helps Giggle Doctors to develop the skills required to adapt their creativity and artistic talent to the hospital environment and ensures that they are prepared to provide laughter to children in hospitals.

Our solicitors often work with children and their families following illness. Some families may spend days, weeks or months in hospital. Providing the gift of laughter is a wonderful way to brighten a child’s day which is why we are so proud to support this amazing charity.

Author bio

Ruth Powell


Ruth is a Partner and Head of our Clinical Negligence Department. She has exclusively practised in clinical negligence since qualifying in 1995 and has a wealth of experience in complex and high value clinical negligence claims.

Disclaimer: The information on the Hugh James website is for general information only and reflects the position at the date of publication. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be treated as such. If you would like to ensure the commentary reflects current legislation, case law or best practice, please contact the blog author.


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