“Clowns in the Sky” is a charity which was set up following the death of three year old Jennifer, who died after a nine month battle against a brain tumour in 2004. It provides play facilities and support to children with brain tumours and their families. It also provides arts and craft materials and sensory trolleys to hospital wards across the UK, and sponsors Children’s Entertainers to help bring laughter and distraction to both children and their parents.
The portable activity and sensory trolleys they provide can be enjoyed at any time, and take the playroom to the child, providing a range of activities and distractions. These trolleys are designed to offer stimulation and fun activities during the times that playrooms may not be open, evenings and weekends, and also if a child is too poorly to leave their bed.
The MBF has agreed to donate over £27,000 to support the filling of these trolleys at hospitals throughout the country, including Leeds General Infirmary, St James’ Hospital Leeds, and Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice in Sheffield.
Well done once again to the Mark Benevolent Fund