Clowns In The Sky
Clowns in the sky charity aims to bring a smile to the face of sick children, and provide support to help their families at a stressful time.
Currently we have activity trolleys in oncology wards in many hospitals and shared care units, these trolleys can be enjoyed at anytime and provide a range of craft activities.
We take the playroom to the child when a child is too sick to make the short journey to the playroom or when the playroom is not open.
We fund Children’s Entertainment sessions.
We also support research in to childhood brain tumours in the hope to one day finding a cure. The inspiration for Clowns in the Sky came from a very special little girl ‘Jennifer Chambers’.
House Inspirational Figure
Mary Jane Seacole (23 November 1805 – 14 May 1881) was a British-Jamaican business woman and nurse who set up the "British Hotel" behind the lines during the Crimean War. She described this as "a mess-table and comfortable quarters for sick and convalescent officers", and provided succour for wounded servicemen on the battlefield.
Coming from a tradition of Jamaican and West African "doctresses", Seacole used herbal remedies to nurse soldiers back to health. She was posthumously awarded the Jamaican Order of Merit in 1871. In 2004, she was voted the greatest black Briton