Adopt a Clowndoctor

Help us bring smiles and laughter to children where and when they need them most.

What is a Clowndoctor?

Children, made vulnerable through illness or disability, often find themselves feeling powerless, frustrated & anxious. The playful, fun-fuelled world of the child can be lost amongst medical interventions, treatments or rehabilitation.

It is well known that laughter is the best medicine and Hearts & Minds’ Clowndoctors prescribe just that! Wearing their yellow ‘doctors’ coats and signature red noses, our Clowndoctors visit children across Scotland and help them cope with these many challenges.

More about the Clowndoctors

Choose your Clowndoctor

Adopt a Clowndoctor for £5 or £10 per month and receive a personalised adoption pack.

Your adoption pack will include:

  • Personalised adoption certificate
  • Clowndoctor’s red nose
  • Clowndoctor fact sheet
  • Annual update from your Clowndoctor
  • Personalised Birthday card
Hi, my name is
Dr. Beatz!

Childhood home

Skater Street!

Favourite food

A double bacon cheeseburger!

Favourite hobby

Roller-skating forwards, backwards and sometimes upwards!

Why you should adopt me

So I can teach you ‘2 cool 4 skool’ street talk... innit!

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Hi, my name is
Dr. Cheese!

Childhood home

Canada

Favourite food

Bar-B-Qued Moose-meat, sausages, pancakes, maple syrup. And cheese.

Favourite hobby

Skipping merrily and getting lost.

Why you should adopt me

So we can take lots of photos together and say “CHEESE”!

Adopt me!
Hi, my name is
Dr. Cous Cous!

Childhood home

I spent a lot of time in Africa

Favourite food

All food EXCEPT Cous Cous.

Favourite hobby

Playing Hopping ball – only 2 people know it worldwide!

Why you should adopt me

Because I can teach you to make lots of different animal noises!

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Hi, my name is
Dr. D!

Childhood home

Mount Everett (NOT Everest)

Favourite food

Yaks milk

Favourite hobby

Parachuting off mountains and exploring hidden worlds

Why you should adopt me

So I can teach you how to be the next big explorer!

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Hi, my name is
Dr. Doodle!

Childhood home

On top of Ben Nevis

Favourite food

Noodles (because it rhymes with Doodles)

Favourite hobby

Doodling - anything and everything.

Why you should adopt me

So you can teach me to doodle your favourite things.

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Hi, my name is
Dr. Fizz!

Childhood home

Not entirely sure – I’ll ask my frog, Steve.

Favourite food

Magic soup

Favourite hobby

Bat-watching

Why you should adopt me

So you can help me discover what flavour crisps make you invisible!

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Hi, my name is
Dr. Groovy!

Childhood home

Wherever it was, it was TOTALLY AWESOME!

Favourite food

Smoooooo-thies

Favourite hobby

Dancing to groovy tunes under a glitter ball or dreaming of being in a rocking rock band

Why you should adopt me

So Ferdinand (my Owl) and I can teach you to play air guitar!

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Hi, my name is
Dr. Hiya!

Childhood home

Grew up in the mountains of Norway

Favourite food

Berries! You can never have too many berries.

Favourite hobby

Norwegian martial arts Karate!

Why you should adopt me

Because I can teach you how to do the swirling ninja dance.

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Hi, my name is
Dr. MacMoon!

Childhood home

The stars and beyond!

Favourite food

Crisps. There are none in space so that’s why I’m here in Scotland.

Favourite hobby

Flying my tartan spaceship across the galaxy

Why you should adopt me

So I can teach you how to make phone calls by standing on one leg and sticking your finger in your ear.

Adopt me!
Hi, my name is
Dr. Maybee!

Childhood home

A Beehive in Beeberdeen

Favourite food

Delicious extra sticky honey

Favourite hobby

I just like keeping buzzy.

Why you should adopt me

We’d make a real ‘buzz’ together!

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Hi, my name is
Dr. McFlea!

Childhood home

In amongst the yellow sunflowers.

Favourite food

Scrummy Scotch broth

Favourite hobby

Thinking! I can think for days and then quite forget what I was thinking about.

Why you should adopt me

So you can help me in the garden and I can share with you the secret colour of grass!

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Hi, my name is
Dr. Molotoff!

Childhood home

I hatched from an egg in Siberia!

Favourite food

Scottish fish

Favourite hobby

Sledging

Why you should adopt me

Because I once met Santa and I can tell you all about him!

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Hi, my name is
Dr. Mousse!

Childhood home

France

Favourite food

Jammy Doughnuts - They are magnifique!

Favourite hobby

Dancing - I LOVE Hop Hip (it’s different to Hip Hop you know)

Why you should adopt me

So you can teach me how to do the Highland fling

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Hi, my name is
Dr. Spritely!

Childhood home

Smoo Cave on the Northwest coast of Scotland

Favourite food

Haggis, neeps and tatties in a sea of gravy!

Favourite hobby

Getting musical by playing spoons

Why you should adopt me

So I can introduce you to the faeries in the Highlands.

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Hi, my name is
Dr. Squash!

Childhood home

I was carved from the foundations of Hadrian's Wall

Favourite food

Squash soup!

Favourite hobby

Doing the Freestyle hallway dash (I’m the world record holder!)

Why you should adopt me

So I can teach you how to speak dog and disco

Adopt me!
Hi, my name is
Dr. Squeegie!

Childhood home

Glasgow of course!

Favourite food

Pancakes, with lots of squeegie syrup!

Favourite hobby

Dancing with her eyebrows and turning invisible.

Why you should adopt me

So I can teach you all my secret magic tricks.

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Hi, my name is
Dr. Wallop!

Childhood home

Deep in the Amazon, in a red pencil case.

Favourite food

Mud pies – but only if I’ve cooked them.

Favourite hobby

Teaching doors how to open and close & disguising myself as a swamp.

Why you should adopt me

So I can teach you to be nearly as good at everything as I am!

Adopt me!
Hi, my name is
Dr. Zap!

Childhood home

Falafel Island

Favourite food

Hummus and pitta bread – warm and toasty pitta bread!

Favourite hobby

Flying through the skies on a pitta bread

Why you should adopt me

So I can teach you how to play the lemon shaker as well as me!

Adopt me!
Hi, my name is
Dr. Crumble!

Childhood home

Ulladulla - Australia

Favourite food

Meringue – because its crumbly on the outside and soft on the inside, just like me!

Favourite hobby

Dancing and Synchronised swimming

Why you should adopt me

If you adopt me we could dance a pas de deux and I'll tell you my best jokes.

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Hi, my name is
Dr. GoGo!

Childhood home

I grew up in a roller disco in Glasgow, famous for having the largest disco ball in Europe.

Favourite food

Raisin bread, Nutella and Dime bar sandwich.

Favourite hobby

Flying kites on the beach or at the top of a hill on a windy day!

Why you should adopt me

You should adopt me so as I can keep speeding round the wards helping everyone to smile. I can help direct hospital traffic & get fashion tips & excellent jokes to share.

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Hi, my name is
Dr. Hoot!

Childhood home

A medium sized sycamore tree

Favourite food

Other people's picnics!

Favourite hobby

Epic quests

Why you should adopt me

I don't take up much space and can live off leftovers and/or foraging. I can make myself invisible and/or fly. I will carve your name next to mine in every tree and sing lovely songs about our adventures.

Adopt me!

Who are the Clowndoctors?

  • Clowndoctors are professional, trained performers who use music, puppetry, magic, storytelling and mild slapstick.
  • Clowndoctors always visit in pairs, so they can gently introduce play with a sick child and ultimately children can have double the fun.
  • Clowndoctors all have their own personalities, but each of them have the characteristics of a clown – naïve and endlessly optimistic.
  • Clowndoctors visits are for the child & led by the child.
Adopt a Clowndoctor today!

Adoptions are £5 or £10 by monthly direct debit and are for a minimum of 12 months