The Clown Doctors have been bringing their mad cap comedy and high energy antics to wards and waiting rooms in Crumlin and Temple Street Children’s Hospitals since 2005. We go bed to bed spreading magic, fun and laughter and in so doing relieve stress for children, parents and staff in the hospitals. Aoife’s Clown Doctors Ireland became a Registered Charity in February 2019.
The main object for which Aoife’s Clown Doctors Company Limited by Guarantee was established is to fundraise to pay for the provision of professional Clowns, who will deliver humour and joy as a form of healing relief, through a prescribed programme of clowning and humorous activities, to children, their families and the staff who care for them in Hospitals across Ireland, in particular the National Children’s Hospitals.
Aoife’s Clown Doctors were being solely funded by ‘The Friends of Aoife Hendrick’ which was set up in memory of Aoife Hendrick. Aoife was in Crumlin hospital in the summer of 2012 after being diagnosed with Leukaemia. She absolutely loved the Clown Doctors and her parents were delighted to see her so happy during these special visits. Aoife’s family are thrilled that the legacy of their bright, bubbly little girl lives on through the smiles and laughter of other children.