Giggle Visits is a one-year pilot project that will bring the person-centred engagement used in hospitals and hospices by our fantastic Clown Round Clown Doctors to the new setting of women’s refuges.
Our Giggle Visitors will use their special brand of artistry to bring fun, laughter and distraction to children, young people and their mums in two women’s refuges in Norfolk run by Leeway.
In a series of regular visits planned for 2018, the Giggle Visitors will engage young people in clowning, storytelling, music, magic, circus skills and improvisation. They will focus on supporting and empowering young people and their families during what can be a challenging time, tailoring activities thoughtfully and sensitively with individuals at the heart of each interaction.
The project has been made possible by generous funding provided by Children in Need and kicks off this autumn.
We know how effective art can be in bringing joy to young people in a medical setting, and are excited to trial taking the same creative magic into women’s refuges. We can’t wait to get started!