The Councillor for Commerce and Markets of the council of Alicante, Lidia López, delivered the money of the collection obtained in the solidarity bars that were installed in the old town during the New Year’s Eve celebrations to the representatives of Payasospital. The workers of this company are dedicated to visit the sick children of the Valencian hospitals disguised as clown doctors.
The cheque of 1,850 euros will be used to finance the visits of the artists of the association to the children of Alicante admitted to the General Hospital of Alicante and the Hospital of San Juan. During the delivery ceremony, the social work carried out by Payasospital has been valued, helping to improve the quality of life of children and to support their hospital stays in a good mood.
The solidarity bars initiative has been taking place for seven years during the Carnival of Alicante. The benefits collected go to non-profit entities that exercise their function in this location. This has been the first year that those bars have been installed on New Year’s Eve, a party organised with the aim of donating 90% of the benefits to the NGO and 10% to responsible leisure campaigns.
During 2020 the Payasospital association plans to visit approximately 6,150 children. This implies a 24% increase in their services.