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Red noses pay for clowns for ill children

Look out for red-nosed volunteers on the streets in coming months 

You can help cheer up children in hos­pitals as the charity Le Rire Médecin pays for clowns to perform in the wards.

Its Nez pour Sourire operation has raised €120,000 to fund 8,000 hospital visits by clowns.

Founded by US actress Caro­line Simonds in 1988, Le Rire is now recognised by healthcare authorities with its own new profession comédien clown hospitalier en établissement de soins.

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