Le Scotte Hospital in Siena, project ” Mai soli”
Soccorso Clown for surgery.
For 12 years at Le Scotte in Siena we were the protagonists of a pilot project of primary importance, which was unique in Italy: accompanying the young patients of the Department of Pediatric Surgery to the Operating Room, and then receiving them on their awakening. The giving of anesthetics is not a time of pain, but it causes the increase of pre-operation anxiety (insertion of the mask, separation from parents) and can cause an increase in a child’s pain. Our Hospital Clowns with their presence distract the child from reality and from the impending operation reducing anxiety and alongside with it the perception of pain. Starting from this year, the organization that had always funded the “Never Alone” project closed its funds, forcing us, as a result, and the hospital to discontinue this fundamental experience.
Your contribution … be it small or large will enable us to reactivate this project and so relieve the pain of so many young patients!
In view of the importance of this project for the young patients of the Hospital Le Scotte in Siena, we decided to start our own fund-raising campaign to ensure our service for a full year. Until now, we have collected 5,500 Euros thanks to your support, the support of the Florentine Tango Association that helped us to raise funds through the Solidarity Milonga on December 21, 2012 and the Association “Shake your World”.
The road is still long, but you can make a difference, so DONATE NOW. Your contribution … be it small or large will enable us to reactivate this project and so relieve the pain of so many young patients!
Important! Your donation is tax deductible.
Soccorso Clown is an NGO (Non-Profit Organization Association). In accordance with Article 13 of Legislative Decree 4/12/97, every donation in its favor is deductible against income tax to the extent of 19% calculated on a maximum amount of € 2,065.83, or, if elected by an entrepreneur, up to 2% of business income declared (Art.65, paragraph 2, let. Csexies, Dpr n.917/86).
Therefore keep the receipt of your payment, so you can make your deduction in your next tax return.
In addition, whenever you make a donation, always remember to give the name, address and street number, zip code, city and state; just so we can keep you updated on our activities and the use we make of the funds.