RED NOSES Clowndoctors International (RNI) is the umbrella organisation of the largest clowndoctor group in the world. Operating in over 500 hospitals and social welfare institutions our local partner organisations are presently engaged in ten countries: Austria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Lithuania, Palestine, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
No matter what age or for what reason, life can sometimes bring us face to face with feeling dreary and lonely, evoking moments of total hopelessness, anxiety and fear. This might be the scenario for a small child in hospital about to undergo major surgery or a disabled teenager fighting to stay strong after a car crash and now never to walk again.
But when a smile or a bit of music is shared, when colours emerge and feelings of happiness seep into the room, then you can actually feel something positive taking place..... our clowndoctors are on the move.
They live right in the moment, caring passionately for all those who need love and a bit of uplifting. They improvise as they move from bedside to bedside, connecting with those who are ready to reach out. They spread the spirit of joy in the most remote places on earth and in the clinic down the road. Yes, the powers of humour and laughter can indeed enhance the healing process and help the human body to cope with stressful situations.