Theodora was established in 1994 by brothers Jan and André Poulie, in memory of their mother Théodora. The charity brings joy to sick and disabled children in hospital and was inspired by André’s own experience of spending many months in hospital as a small child. He recounts the experience as being a scary and daunting time, but recalls the fun and laughter his mother’s upbeat visits brought him. With this memory in mind, Jan and André came up with the concept of ‘Giggle Doctors’, who visit sick and disabled children in hospital, to give them a little respite and distraction from the distress of a hospital stay.
Rachel Riley will be donating £1 from the sale of the heart-themed garments below from the Autumn / Winter 2019 season, purchased either online or in-store, to Theodora Giggle Doctors and will invite customers to match the donation.
You can also make an independent donation of an amount of your choice, all donations will be greatly appreciated by the Theodora Children's Charity!
“I am delighted to be supporting a wonderful charity like Theodora Giggle Doctors and I hope that by working with them we can help raise awareness of the amazing work they do,” comments Rachel. “Our philosophy at Rachel Riley is about bringing joy to children which is why we feel so aligned with Theodora. Having been in hospital when I was a child I have strong memories of that time, and I know I would have loved a visit from a Giggle Doctor. I am pleased that we are able to support this worthwhile cause and shine a light on the work they do for children in hospital.”