Entoure supports the Clown Doctors.
Entoure has a proud history of raising funds for kids charities and our current cycle events are in support of the Humour Foundation.
The Humour Foundation is a national charity founded in 1997 by performer Jean Paul Bell and General Practitioner Dr Peter Spitzer. The primary aim of The Humour Foundation is to promote and deliver the health benefits of humour. The core project is the Clown Doctors™, bringing support, fun and laughter to sick children in hospital. International research has found laughter to have both physiological and psychological benefits to health and wellbeing.
My Perspective on a Clown Round
“I have had the opportunity of being part of a couple of Clown Rounds and know first hand the incredible work conducted by the Clown Doctors and the difference their humour makes on the entire hospital system. They are simply incredible people doing truly incredible things and there is no doubt, if I had a child in hospital I would want the Clown Doctors to pay them a visit.”
Kent Williams, Director and Founder of Entoure.
See some amazing Clown Doctors in the below clip:
The Clown Doctors
Imagine being a child in hospital, away from the comfort of your home and all that is familiar, and feeling sad, confused, frightened, lonely or in pain. This is where the Clown Doctors can help. They treat children in hospital with medicine of a different kind … doses of fun and laughter!
Clown Doctors address the psychosocial needs of the child in hospital in a unique way. By parodying the hospital routine, the Clown Doctors help children feel less traumatised by medical procedures. They divert children during painful procedures, help calm distressed children in emergency, and encourage children in physiotherapy.
Children can forget their illness for a moment. Parents often welcome the relief from the anxiety sickness can bring. Clown Doctors lighten the serious side of the hospital and the whole hospital community benefits … patients, families and staff. Clown Doctors work in partnership with health professionals. While regular doctors focus on the sickness of the child, Clown Doctors focus on the health.
There are currently 55 Clown Doctors operating in 20 Hospitals around Australia who touch the lives of more than 135,000 people in the health care system each year. All are highly skilled professional performers trained by The Humour Foundation to work in the hospital setting. The Foundation provides ongoing support and professional development to ensure that Clown Doctors are well-nourished professionally and are able to perform to the best of their ability.