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Clown Doctors

Laughter is the best medicine.

We know that helping improve a child's wellbeing is vital to their recovery and in many cases their survival. That is why we have brought laughter to the wards of Starship since 2010, with regular visits from the Clown Doctors.

These are a group of professional hand-picked clown, that are trained to work with children in hospital though Clown Doctors NZ, which has 20 years of learning to draw on from its global partners.

Medical professionals, and the children and parents who have experienced Clown Doctors, all agree that it can make an incredible difference to a child's perception and prognosis.

At Starship Foundation, we say 'Giving is the Best Medicine', but we also agree 'Laughter is the Best Medicine'.


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