Search

Islington charity celebrates birthday with Downing Street invite

PUBLISHED: 17:52 02 July 2012

Samantha Cameron (centre) with Dr Yoho, Dr Snug, Dr Dovetail and Sarika Brown, Executive Director of Theodora Children's Trust (right to left)
Credit: Zoe Norfolk

Samantha Cameron (centre) with Dr Yoho, Dr Snug, Dr Dovetail and Sarika Brown, Executive Director of Theodora Children's Trust (right to left) Credit: Zoe Norfolk

Archant

A children’s charity enjoyed a reception in Downing Street to celebrate its 18th anniversary.

Samantha Cameron invited the Theodora Children’s Trust last month to mark the occasion, along with supporters of the charity, Barbara Windsor and financer Arpad Busson.

The charity, based in Pentonville Road, Islington, organises weekly visits by “giggle doctors” who help to bring laughter, magic and fun to sick children in hospitals.

Executive director Sarika Brown said: “The event was fantastic and staff there were on hand to help us organise everything.

“We are only a small charity so it’s nice to have people to help run these things.

“We were able to meet a lot of donors who work with us, as well as a lot of supporters over the last 18 years.

“It was a brilliant night.”

0 comments

Latest Islington News Stories

07:55

A corrupt former prison officer from Clerkenwell has been sentenced after she was caught smuggling 117 grams of cannabis and four phones into a young offenders’ institution.

Yesterday, 14:06

A schizophrenic man who stabbed a Holloway teenager to death at their hostel has been given a hospital order after pleading guilty to manslaughter.

Yesterday, 12:49

“The Arsenal wants to knock down homes and expand its capacity by nearly a third. Most people in the community, even if they are fervent Gunners fans, don’t want to see homes demolished to make the people who own the Arsenal even richer. We can stop our community being wrecked if we begin a campaign now.”

Yesterday, 10:18

A man was stabbed in Essex Road last night.

Yesterday, 08:15

A suitcase, believed to be carrying a bomb, was dumped outside Islington Labour headquarters – where Jeremy Corbyn had an office.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Football is still prejudiced against LGBT people. But Arsenal’s huge Gay Gooners fan club is fighting this. The Gazette speaks to chairman Dave Raval.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Green and Lib Dem candidates are no threat to Labour in Islington – despite warning signs the party’s stance on Brexit could damage it locally, a senior party source has insisted.

Friday, April 21, 2017

The headteacher of a special education needs school will be pounding the streets of London for a charity which is close to her heart.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now