“I think they are kind-hearted and caring. I went from flooded with worry to flooded with happiness.” Riley, Patient
“A thousand thank yous for bringing a smile to my child’s face for the first time in a week.” Christine, Parent
“The children love them, they can coax a smile out of the trickiest of patients and relax the most anxious parent. It gives the nurses a boost to see the children and their families smile. It really is such a valuable resource that makes a remarkable difference to recovery.” Sarah Amos, Play Specialist, Colchester Hospital
What is Clown Round:
Our Clown Doctors bring fun, laughter and distraction to children, young people and their families in hospitals and hospices across Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.
Our team of Clown Doctors visit young people on the wards and engage them in clowning, storytelling, music, magic, circus skills and improvisation. They focus on supporting and empowering young patients during what can be a challenging time, tailoring activities thoughtfully and sensitively with individuals at the heart of each interaction.
Who is Clown Round for:
Young patients and their families in hospitals and hospices across Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.
When & Where is Clown Round happening:
Clown Round has been running since 2008 and currently makes regular visits to James Paget, Ipswich, Colchester and Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals and to EACH hospices in Suffolk and Norfolk.
Siobhan Johnson on 01986 873 955 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Clown Round has been made possible by generous funding from BBC Children in Need, Sobell Foundation, St James’ Place Foundation, Norfolk Community Foundation through Shelroy Charitable Trust, Simon Gibson Charitable Trust, Suffolk Community Foundation through RJB Grantmaking Fund, Adnams Charity, D.C.R. Allen Charitable Trust, Essex Community Foundation through Acorn Fund, Stock Exchange Veterans Charity Association, Fidget and Hamish, Fitton Trust, Freemasons Grand Charity through Angel Lodge.