So far, we have shared laughter
and play with over
We believe every child has
the right to laugh and play.
Each year, we bring joy
and laughter to children living
in the most challenging places
Borders UK was
Our artists are highly skilled professionals. They work
across comedy, clowning, circus, physical theatre, drama,
dance, music and facilitation. The common thread that ties
us all together is a powerful belief that laughter, joy and
play can make the world a more hopeful and peaceful place.
Many of the artists who volunteer with Clowns Without
Borders also work in crisis zones, areas of natural disaster,
prisons and hospitals. High levels of sensitivity
and awareness are necessary to work effectively in these
settings. And that is why our teams are experts in
creating safe, joyful spaces where children feel welcome. We have
a team of 21 artists and counting.
Clowns Without Borders UK is run by a small administrative team,
donating much of their time for free. Our artists also volunteer their
time expertise for free. We are governed by a Board of Trustees.
We are a small team with a big impact.
We are meticulous about how we use every donation and
make sure every penny works as hard as possible.
Sam began her career as a facilitator and clown working in different community settings. She co-founded Nimble Fish in 2007, where she spent 12 years developing and delivering national and international cultural based events.
Sam founded Clowns Without Borders UK in 2014.
Originally from the UK, Edward grew up in Malawi and Swaziland. Since 2016, Ed regularly works a with us to project manage and evaluate our international programmes, including our work in Bangladesh (2018 - 2022) which UNICEF recognised as part of the sector response to the mass migration of the Rohingya community.