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News: More giggles funded by Rhythm Time Cheshire for Manchester Children's Hospital

Frances Donkin presenting a cheque for £1600 to Humphrey for Manchester Children's Hospital

It's been another highly successful fundraising campaign for Rhythm Time Cheshire as they raise a massive £1600 for Manchester Children's Hospital! During October 2014 the children's music classes held 119 pyjama parties throughout Cheshire and North Staffs. and all the children attended their regular session in their pyjamas and brought along their teddies to join in the fun.

Frances Donkin, award-winning Rhythm Time music franchise owner in Cheshire, and her teachers have supported this event for the last few years. "Our aim was to raise funds to help finance “Giggle Doctors” who visit the sick children in hospital," quotes Frances. "These 'doctors' provide quality 'play' time and entertain the children, to distract from what is often a distressing and upsetting environment.  Sadly, this is not something that the NHS can fund and we were delighted to be able to offer our support and bring some fun and relief to the children," she adds.

In addition to their normal class activities, Rhythm Time children had fun playing instruments, dancing and singing.

"Our Rhythm Time parents and children dug deep into their pockets and were extremely generous, donating the grand total of £1600! A huge thanks to all our amazing Rhythm Timers who threw themselves into all the fun and gave so generously!” says Frances. On Thursday 6 November, Humphrey Bear from the Hospital, popped along to Rhythm Time's Alderley Edge classes and Frances presented the cheque to him.

Rhythm Time was established in 1995 in Solihull and is now one of the UK's leading providers of multi-sensory and educational music classes to babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers. Rhythm Time’s children’s music courses were created to enhance a young child’s development by using music to stimulate every part of their brain.

Through a variety of fundraising events, Rhythm Time supports many local children’s charities across the UK each year.  

Over the Christmas period, there will be 3 x hourly TV programmes dedicated to the work of the Manchester Children’s Hospital and the Giggle Doctors will feature in these.

For more information and to book a complimentary trial session, contact Frances on 01270 884583 or visit

Posted: 17th Nov 2014

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