“After all, is there a better way to cope with life than with love and humour?" Charles Dickens aptly summed up the positive effects of humour, especially in difficult phases of life.
Laughter has the power to release us mentally from a situation, it helps to strengthen psychological resistance and can even relieve the sensation of pain. Studies have proven this and our experience has confirmed this repeatedly.
Since 2002, the Klinik-Clowns Hamburg e.V. has brought many moments of joy to people in stressful life situations. They have given children - in the purest sense of the word, - “play room” between necessary therapies and, while using compassionate jest, ensuring a colourful variety of amusement in retirement homes.
To this date, we have 19 Klinik-Clowns who are active in more than 20 Hamburg institutions, visiting small and adult patients in hospitals. They give joy to older people through conversations, stories and music and by visiting shelters and children hospices.
Our projects are all financed through donations. The diversified support from the "Friends of Britain e.V.", who have been at our side in various ways for years, is an important component on which the services of our association are based. This support has enabled us to do numerous missions and give many people a laugh!
The MUT Academy gives Hamburg pupils from a challenging environment the courage to achieve a school leaving certificate and to move on into professional life and encourages their self-confidence and motivates them to take their life into their own hands.
KinderLeben e.V. This association supports severely ill children and their families, fulfils minor requests and wishes, helps to make their everyday life more tolerable, sometimes bears the costs of a funeral and looks after other children in the affected families.
Benita Quadflieg Stiftung In the Kinderhaus Mignon children who have been taken out of their families by the authorities in cases where the child’s welfare is endangered, can find a new caring home in family-like residential groups with supportive professional psychological help.
Hände für Kinder e.V. (Hands for Children Society) – Kupferhof The “Kupferhof” provides a short time home up to 12 handicapped children. While they are cared for by a qualified team, their families can regain new strength or take time for the healthy children in the family.
Excursion to the BVB (Football Club Borussia Dortmund) for the “Ampukids“ Website
Runder Tisch Blankenese
German courses for refugees, playgroups for children Website
Foundation “Stiftung Mittagskinder“
On the various venues run by the Mittagskinder more than 200 children in socially deprived areas in Hamburg are given regular and healthy meals free of charge. They also receive help with homework and the moral support of qualified social workers and educators.
Stiftung Mammazentrum Hamburg
“Breast Care Nurse”, to accompany women with breast cancer and giving help and advice in medical and psycho-social issues – from the diagnosis via treatment to discharge, and also afterwards. Website
THC Hamburg Cricket e.V.
Cricket equipment – a little bit of home for many refugees from Afghanistan. Website