Pod Charitable Trust


Children need to be children even in hospital and happy children get better quicker. Pod magicians, musicians, puppeteers and clowns will provide 360 monthly shows which will bring magic, fun and laughter to around 3600 children in 30 hospitals and hospices throughout the UK.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 10:00 AM, 6 December 2010 to 10:00 AM, 4 January 2011

Registered Charity in England and Wales (279743)

Check mark Match funded

Campaign target





  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices




A sick child has to endure physical suffering plus the additional burden of emotional distress. A hospitalized child is deprived of all the things that bring security and parents can’t always be there. The child may be frightened, surrounded by strange faces and equipment and other children who may be upset and in pain. Everyone tries to limit the stress a child experiences but hospitals have limited funding for non-medical activities. This is where Pod can help.


Pod can help to alleviate the trauma of a hospital stay for thousands of children in 30 hospitals and hospices by providing monthly shows. Sad and tense faces will be transformed into smiling ones as children are distracted and join in the fun. After the show is over the entertainer visits children who are too poorly to join in or who are in isolation so that everyone has something to smile about. The mind plays an important part in the healing process and happy children get better quicker!