ZAGREB, February 25, 2020 – The association of Red Noses, which was established in Croatia ten years ago, has to date visited more than 164,000 young and elderly patients in an attempt to alleviate their hospitalisation through laughter.
On the occasion of their 10th anniversary, activists of the Croatian branch of Red Noses, a global movement with a clear focus on encouraging more joy and happiness in the world, held a news conference at the University Hospital Centre Zagreb where they began their mission of hospital clowning ten years ago.
Hospital clowning is a program in health care facilities involving visits from specially trained clowns.
Zoran Vukić, a representative of the association, said that they visited, on a regularly basis, 14 children’s hospitals in Zagreb, Osijek, Vinkovci, Vukovar, Rijeka, Zadar and Split, as well as five homes for elderly citizens in Zagreb, Split, Rijeka and Osijek.
At the beginning, there were only four clowns in this association and currently their number has risen to 24.
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