Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is an authorised fundraiser for Australia’s Clown Doctors – a strain of The Humour Foundation which centres around providing uplift for children in hospitals (scroll down for more).
We’re delighted to be collecting once more in 2019 – the team’s first exercise in shaking buckets for the year starts in January at Rigby’s Bar, Perth. Watch for updates as we proceed around the country!
For our very first year as an official fundraiser for Clown Doctors, Manuel and the Faultys collected after performances across the country and raised an incredible $17,537.75!
Our amazing audiences have set the bar high for future years and we cannot thank them enough.
A special shout-out must also go to the actors who supported the fundraising, and to the venues who supported us throughout: Rigby’s Bar in Perth, The Strathmore Hotel Adelaide, Sydney Opera House, Stamford Plaza Melbourne, Hunter Valley Resort, Ye Olde Narrogin Inne, Castlereagh Boutique Hotel Sydney, and Brisbane Golf Club.
Clown Doctors are professional performers who take their comedy and improvisation skills into hospitals to help children understand procedures and help relieve stress for them and their families. Given that Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is fundamentally improvisation and comedy, partnering with a charity which uses this kind of acting is a natural fit.
Coincidentally, Clown Doctors were introduced in 1997 – the same year the show was born. Furthermore, our original Manuel, Andy Foreman – who continues to play the role with us – is also a Clown Doctor, routinely visiting hospitals in his persona as ‘Dr 2 Shoes’.