Funded project

Every sick or disabled child should get giggles at Christmas

Badalona, Madrid, Murcia y Santander - Spain

A stay in hospital, whether overnight or long term, can be scary and upsetting for children who are away from loved ones. Professionals from PupaClown & Theodora Foundation visit children’s wards in hospitals across the country and brighten the days of hostitalized children.

Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    100%raised
    • PcComponentes clients 20.002€
  • Direct beneficiaries 2.820

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 6.920

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

PupaClown&Theodora

Budget

  • Staff 20.000€
  • Total 20.000€
20.000€

Description

PupaClown & Theodora Foundation have teamed up to visit children in hospitals across Spain. By combining music, playtime, magic and storytelling these professional performers bring magical moments to brave children during challenging times.

It is proven that laughter helps to improve treatments because it has a significant beneficial effects on their health. These professional always get permission from the children before approaching them and they work in coordination with doctors and nurses who also inform them whether or not to visit a particular child.

With this collaboration professional performers from PupaClown & Theodora Foundation will visit once a week to every sick or disabled child to bring giggles from these hospitals: Virgen de la Arrixaca (Murcia), Gregorio Marañón (Madrid) Germans Trias y Pujol (Badalona) y Marqués de Valdecilla (Santander).

Activities

  • Visit once a week to a sick or disabled child in their hospital room in the centers mentioned previously to give them the opportunity to evade the situation they are living through improvisation, magic and games.
  • Conduct 20 sessions to each hospital: Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca (Murcia), Hospital Gregorio Marañón (Madrid) Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol (Badalona) and Hospital Marqués de Valdecilla (Santander).

Who will benefit?

2820 sick or disabled children hospitalized in Virgen de la Arrixaca (Murcia), Gregorio Marañón (Madrid) Germans Trias y Pujol (Badalona) y Marqués de Valdecilla (Santander) will be visited by profesional performers from PupaClown and Theordora Foundation during 5 months.

€ 20,000 spread evenly among these centers (Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca (Murcia), Gregorio Maranon Hospital (Madrid) Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol (Badalona) and Marques Hospital Valdecilla (Santander).

Project objectives

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.

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