About Le Rire Médecin

In France, one child out of two is hospitalized before the age of 15. For these children and their parents, a stay in the hospital or even a few hours in the emergency room is often combined with fear and loneliness.

In 1991, the association Le Rire Médecin was founded by Caroline Simonds. She began to recruit clown actors to give hospitalized children the power to play and laugh to better cope with their disease.

What has the association achieved so far?

For 33 years now, Le Rire Médecin is entertaining hospitalized children to help them overcome their disease.

Acting in 76 pediatric departments in 20 hospitals, over 150 professional clowns now offer each year more than 90,000 personalized shows to children, their families and caregivers.

How does Shurgard help Le Rire Médecin?

  • As a partner of Le Rire Médecin, Shurgard is committed to donate € 8,000 to the association.
  • In addition, we provide Le Rire Médecin free storage space at our Bezons storage location.

How can you help the association?

You can support Le Rire Médecin by donating - once or on a regular basis. You can also leave a gift in your will. Your contribution will have a real impact.


Moreover, the association is always looking for volunteers at their headquarters or to help during events. Find out how to volunteer.


image source: Geraldine Aresteanu