In the early years, CliniClowns Foundation the Netherlands only performed for seriously ill children, in the oncology department. Meanwhile the field of activity of CliniClowns has extended and now includes children's wards of more than 110 hospitals and other care institutions. No longer is a distinction made relating to the nature of the illness and/or the duration of the admission.
However, children in need can also be found in places other than hospitals. Many of them are nursed/cared for at home or reside in institutions for paediatric rehabilitation and disability care. CliniClowns is eager to reach these children also. Hence we are always busy developing new services to offer distraction and joy to more sick and/or disabled children.
Currently CliniClowns, through its services, reaches 25% of all sick and/or disabled children. CliniClowns mainly reaches them through ‘Clowns paying visits'.