For many people who live a hospital admission, the health centres are associated with fear, pain, sadness and tension. If for an adult the fact to stay hospitalized during a long time is a hard experience, for children is worst, because to this feelings we have to add fear for the unknown and the concern of their parents.
Children routine completely changes when they are admitted into hospitals. This change in their daily life may make children feel stress and/or anxiety. With Christmas on the way, this situation is aggravated, apart from the change in their routines, sick children can’t celebrate Christmas period with his family and this fact may cause a feeling of loneliness, anxiety or uncertainty caused by the cold hospitable environment.
Pupaclown Association and Theodora Foundation are NGOs with the same aim, make better the stance of children and youth in hospitals during their hospitalization process. For this reason, this Christmas, Theodora Foundation and Pupaclown Association joined with PcComponentes in order to support sick children and youth in order to break their hospital routine through the magic, storytelling, music and the art of clowning, and give them a reason to smile.
PcComponentes customers have wanted that the paediatric floor of the hospitals Virgen de la Arrixaca (Murcia), Gregorio Marañón (Madrid) Germans Trias y Pujol (Badalona) y Marqués de Valdecilla (Santander) are full of smiles. For this reason, in just 3 months, they have donated 20.000€ to help both NGOs to obtain the following aims:
- Humanizing hospital stay and reduce stress and anxiety of children who are forced to remain hospitalized by creating an atmosphere of relaxation and joy through laughter.
- Release tension of hospitalized children and their families and mitigate the negative effects of long hospitalization.
Thanks to help of PcComponentes customers, 2.820 children and youth, of one of the 5 hospitals we have mentioned before, will receive a weekly visit of one artist from Theodora Foundation or Pupaclown Association for 5 months.
Together we can do big things!
The Worldcoo team.