Making children smile again – Ash Perrin


Ash is the founder and CEO of The Flying Seagull Project, a UK-based charity that brings happiness to children who are underprivileged, marginalised or suffering.The Flying Seagull Project – a small, highly-skilled team of around twenty professional entertainers – use music, arts, dance and clowning to spread smiles to more than 100,000 children in hospitals, orphanages and refugee camps around the world. A highlight of the whole weekend for many, Ash flew in to share his story, and his wild infectious energy, with the Summercamp audience. Watch this for the power of one person to make real tangible change in the world, the power of play, of boldly following your instincts, and what your heart knows is the right course of action.

You gotta follow your guts on these things. It’s the same when you’re working with kids, cause they’re just non-bullshit. They’ll smell a lie. The wonderful thing about these kids is that they’ll chuck stones at you if you’re boring.