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Every two hours, someone is diagnosed with a brain tumour in England
Brain tumours continue to kill more children and adults under the age of 40 than any other cancer
Ten people a day die of a brain tumour
Every week a family loses their child to a brain tumour
Help us bring a smile to the face of a sick child and their family
Clowns in the Sky is a registered uk charity – 1105195 – dedicated to the research and treatment of childhood brain tumours and to the welfare of affected children and their families. One in four children diagnosed with cancer, suffer from brain cancer. It is the second most common childhood cancer.
Brain tumours take an enormous toll even on those who survive them as the treatment can be very stressful. The child may have to cope with high doses of chemotherapy, radiotherapy or surgery. This often involves long hospital stays which are difficult for everyone, more so for children. Please help us to bring a smile to the face of a sick child and their family. We hope the little things we do, make the bigger things easier to cope with.
We offer mobile activity & sensory trolleys
Which are designed to offer stimulation and fun activities during the times that the craft activities are not available in the playrooms. We currently supply 46 Wards in 32 Hospitals and would very much like to increase this year on year.
We sponsor children’s entertainers
These monthly, two hour visits At nine Hospitals across the UK, help to bring laughter and distraction to both the children and their parents. This has been hugely successful and we have had 100% positive feedback from the play therapists and staff.
We donate to support research
Research is something we support. We make an annual donation to Brain Tumour Research, and aim to bring a smile to the face of any child who is suffering this awful condition.
We offer support grants to families
Clowns in the Sky offers discretionary support grants to enhance the quality of life for those who have been affected by childhood brain tumours. Grants are available for travel and accommodation costs.
"Little things to help make the bigger things easier"
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"Brain tumours receive just 1% of the national spend on cancer research"
"16,000 people each year are diagnosed with a brain tumour"
Thank you for
Our aim is 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. They 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 at Queen’s Hospital in Romford, Basildon and Southend Hospitals, Princess Royal in Farnborough, Kent, as well as Great Ormond Street and Kings College in London, Royal Marsden in Surrey and Watford General Hospital. We are able to offer financial support to families by way of small grants to hopefully make the bigger things easier to cope with. 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’.