This Christmas we’ve partnered with Dr.Klown.
Dr Klown is a non-governmental organisation dedicated to provide clown doctor services at Mater Dei Hospital.
Popularised by the film Patch Adams, clown doctors dose their patients with fun and laughter! Hospital can be scary, confusing or just plain boring for kids. This is where clown doctors can help.
Clown doctors are not doctors but volunteers from every walk of life that are artistically and psychologically trained to entertain children in hospital. For clown doctors, it is the person that matters, not the illness. Even when kids are very sick they are still kids and clown doctors can help them forget they are sick for a moment. Just a smile is enough for the clown doctors to know that they have helped.
Clown doctors visit children in their beds, or stay with them while they are having treatment. They ‘play with the moment’ and improvise around each child’s situation and interests. Kids are encouraged to join in. Sometimes they just feel like watching. Families and staff are included in the fun.
The healing power of humour has been recognized since antiquity. Everyone knows that ´laughter is the best medicine´, but international research has found real physiological and psychological benefits to patients.
With your support we’ll be making a donation to fund a respite break and we will also donate treats to the unpaid volunteers at Dr.Klown which give sick children some fun time and a reason to smile.
Whatever the purchase, big or small, we’ll make a donation from every transaction made in store and online between 1st November to 31st December 2021 to Dr. Klown Malta.