Gift of Happiness Foundation and Clown Eckie
A non-profit organization under the Royal Patronage of His Majesty The King. Clown Eckie brings the gift of laughter to orphans and disadvantaged children, with a team of dedicated volunteers in Bangkok and remote locations throughout the country.
The Gift of Happiness Foundation.
How did it all start? The idea of starting this charity was born in 1992 by British and Swedish born circus performers, Mr & Mrs Eddie & Charlotte Haworth when they were running their UK circus skill training workshops for disadvantaged kids in Liverpool, England.
Unhappily, the pressures of work in the entertainment industry eventually led to the breakdown of Eddie and Charlottes long and happy marriage when they decided to go their separate ways around 1995. Eddie suffered a period of bereavement and depression, but still forced himself to redevelop his comedy acting career as a "Classic Sad Clown" solo performer. This new career led him to spend several very successful years performing in Theatres, Circus, TV shows, Galas and Festivals all over Europe, USA, Scandinavia, China and the Middle East.
In the year 2000, Eddie was delighted to be invited to Bangkok for a charity performance which was being held at the British Embassy. When it became clear that the invitation was to entertain some orphans from a Bangkok city slum, he couldnt resist the offer. It didnt take long for him to decide that this may be the right place to continue doing what he does best, which is making people laugh. He also soon realized that this was probably the right place to put the past behind him and re-start his life by devoting himself to bringing a little laughter and some positive memories to people whose lives often lack these important pleasures.
These life changing times in the life of this Clown have now become a perfect replacement for the love he lost all those years ago. Eddie now considers himself to be one of the happiest Clowns around since he became totally committed to the charity that has become his never ending life partner and eternal true love.
The only professional Western Family Entertainer in Town! Eckies birthday party program is most suitable for children aged between 4 and 10 years...Of course, younger children with their parents and family friends are always delighted to be part of the Eckie Experience.
Guaranteed fun for all…Eckies Birthday Buffoonery Show...Comedy magic, juggling, comedy music, "Unique balloons", a funny chair, several amusing pratfalls and lots more extreme silliness!...Theres plenty of interaction with the children before, during and after the 30 minute Birthday Buffoonery Show...The children will have fun playing with juggling balls, balloons, unique hand held tricks and can learn some simple magic. All this is possible in a small or large area at your home, garden, poolside or on stage at your choice of function room...
Clown Eckie can arrive at your party in the Only Clown TukTuk in the World! For more information and photos please click here.