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The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Jun 2017



The Centralian advocate Tue 6 Jun 2017


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Community newspapers -- Northern Territory -- Alice Springs; Tennant Creek (N.T.) -- Newspapers; Alice Springs (N.T.) -- Newspapers.; Australia, Central -- Newspapers

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Nationwide News Pty. Limited

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Alice Springs

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TUESDAY JUNE 6 2017 NEWS 07 V1 - CAVE01Z01MA Christine Ansorge THE Clown Doctors are back for another year of laughter at Alice Springs Hospital thanks to a $64,000 grant from the US-based Newmans Own Foundation, the private foundation established by the late Hollywood legend Paul Newman. The Clown Doctors program is designed to bring humour therapy, emotional healing and empowerment to seriously ill children and their families while undergoing treatment in hospital. The grant will be used to support the Clown Doctors program at the hospital which features 50 weekly clown doctor visits throughout 2017. The grant will also help fund the ongoing training of the two local clown doctors Dr Curly and Dr Bump. Alan Bethune, who plays Dr Bump, said he has been performing at the hospital for the past four to five years. One of the great joys is to actually distract kids when there is a procedure happening. Its incredible what a little bit of laughter or lightness can bring, he said. Foundation CEO and president Robert Forrester said Paul Newman was deeply committed to improving the lives of disadvantaged children. Paul Newman believed we all have the opportunity to improve the lives of others and he wanted to make a difference, especially for children with life-limiting conditions around the globe, he said. Laughter is the best medicine Dr Bump (Alan Bethune) with patients Andiee Thompson-Groube and Sula Rowling and dad Rohan Rowling. Picture: CHRISTINE ANSORGE Specials valid from 08/06/17 to 10/06/17 or while stocks last. CELEBRATE GREAT SPECIALS cellarbrations.com.auCellarbrations supports the responsible service of alcohol. Not all varieties available in all stores. Some products may not be available in country stores due to Liquor Licencing Accords. Not all varieties available in all stores. No trade supplied. Pricing may vary in country or regional areas. Tobacco and alcohol not supplied to or for under 18s. E.& O.E. Images for advertising purposes only. Day Sale3 Ta_Ku Range Bundaberg UP Rum Jim Beam Black Label 700mL $3999 ea700mL $3599 ea 750mL $1299 ea Jim Beam & Cola 4.8% or Canadian Club & Dry 4.8% Premix Cube Cans 375mL 24 Pack $7299ea Great Northern Super Crisp Stubbies 330mL or Cans 375mL XXXX Summer Bright Range Stubbies 330mL or Cans 375mL 24 Pack $4299 ea 24 Pack $4199 ea