Saffron Walden-based charity The Laughter Specialists is hosting a charity fun day for the families they support.

The invitation-only event takes place at Ickleton Riverside Barns on Saturday, September 24 - and is a chance for the charity to say thank you to their sponsors and supporters.

Families who benefit from the service can enjoy a DJ, bouncy castle, face-painting, sensory tent, balloon modelling, a coconut shy, crafts, painting and more.

The charity will also be holding a raffle, and are asking any local businesses who would like to donate to get in touch by emailing

The Laughter Specialists provide 'engaging and supportive' interactions for children in difficult circumstances.


They use a variety of entertainment skills including comedy, singing, puppetry, magic and improvisation, alongside psychological understanding to help families in need.

The charity supports vulnerable children and their families within schools, hospices and alongside NHS staff in hospitals.

A spokesperson for The Laughter Specialists said: "We have been lucky enough to secure sponsorship of local businesses, allowing us to grow our team substantially in the last year, enabling us to reach children in other areas, so this is a big thank you to them and a fun day for all our children!"