Meet the Team
In 2012, Tim Webster, also known as Timbadim the Clown, founded Humanitarian Clowns Inc. subsequent to his participation in a Caring Clown Trip to Costa Rica alongside Dr. Patch (Hunter) Adams. During this experience, he personally observed the profoundly positive impact of Humanitarian Clowning on individuals and communities.
Since its establishment, Humanitarian Clowns has grown significantly, operating three distinct chapters worldwide in Australia, India, and Israel. Our organization is devoted to collaborating with non-governmental organizations (NGOs) globally, focusing on projects that integrate social clowning and performing arts. These initiatives aim to provide emotional support, distraction, and entertainment with educational values. Additionally, we are committed to creating circus and lifestyle events, supporting other not-for-profit organizations, and concentrating on community development projects for disadvantaged communities and individuals.
Humanitarian clowns are individuals who use humour therapy and performance to bring joy and relief to people facing challenging circumstances, such as those in hospitals, refugee camps, or disaster-stricken areas.
Humanitarian clowns aim to alleviate stress and create a positive atmosphere, offering emotional support to individuals enduring difficult times.
Our projects often involve a combination of humour, music, magic and interactive activities, fostering a sense of community and helping individuals momentarily escape the harsh realities they may be facing.
Humanitarian clowns play a unique role in promoting mental well-being and resilience in communities, Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Disability Centres, Refugee Camp, Orphanages experiencing hardship by using the universal language of laughter to connect with people on a human level.
In the face of adversity, be it illness, displacement, or disaster, Humanitarian clowns recognise the transformative impact of joy on mental and emotional well-being.
By leveraging humour and interactive interactions, we aim to break down barriers, create moments of connection, and provide a respite from the often-overwhelming challenges faced by individuals in crisis.
Humanitarian clowns embody the belief that laughter is a universal language capable of transcending cultural and linguistic differences, fostering a sense of shared humanity.
Our commitment to spreading joy underscores the healing potential of positive emotions in promoting resilience, offering comfort, and contributing to the overall well-being of those in need.
Humanitarian Clowns Incorporated is registered under the Associations Incorporation Act 1981 as an Australian non-profit organisation.
On July 1st 2014, Humanitarian Clowns became an Australian Registered Charity under the laws of ACNC.