The Laughter Specialists

The Laughter Specialists have a vacancy for an experienced member of the public to join their Trustee Management Team.  For further information, please see their advert below.


The Laughter Specialists Charitable Trust is a registered charity based in Essex.  The Trust was founded in 2007 with the aim of training and funding specialist entertainers/performers to visit sick children and those with special needs, bringing interactive play aimed at improving the children’s well being.  Our Specialists currently visit Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Broomfield Hospital in Chelmsford, Granta School for Special Needs in Linton, Edith Borthwick School in Braintree, Grove Cottage Nursery for Special Needs in Bishops Stortford and Milton Children’s Hospice.

The Laughter Specialists provide an invaluable support to children, their families and indeed the staff in both hospital and the schools for special needs.  Our work in this area is about so much more than laughter and entertainment – though that is important too. It is more like a form of Intensive Interaction where close communication, magic and music engage the young people on many different levels.

To help us grow we need an experienced member of the public to join our Trustee Management Team.  We are particularly keen to recruit a member of the local community with one or more of the following skills:

  • Experience of working with children in hospital
  • Experience of working with children with special needs
  • Work experience in Health or Social Care
  • Expertise in Accountancy or Law
  • Expertise in Marketing, PR or Event Management

3 Trustee meetings are held a year usually at 7.30pm in Saffron Walden.  Trustees are responsible for setting the strategy of the charities aims and to guide and support the founders who work on a daily basis in all our venues.  The charity also has a part time paid fundraiser who the Trustees support and advise when necessary but this is usually by email.

To find out more about joining our Trustees please contact Annie Aris on 07980 570466 or Patrick Jacobs on 07891 984188.

The Laughter Specialists Charitable Trust

Registered office:

Turpins, Radwinter Road, Ashdon, Saffron Walden  CB10 2ET

Mob: 07831 843842

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