Children hospitalised at the General Hospital in St. George’s over the long Easter weekend had their spirits lifted when they were paid a surprise visit by popular Discovery Kids character, ‘Doki’.
‘Doki’, loved by children around the world, is the mascot of Discovery Kids Channel and the star of the soon to be launched show where viewers follow ‘Doki’ and his friends as they embark on fascinating expeditions to discover the wonders of the world.
The new ‘Doki’ series will premier on Discovery Kids, Flow Channel 86, on April 15.
The character’s visit to the hospital was jointly coordinated by Discovery Networks and Columbus Communications (Grenada) Limited (Flow) and was just one of his many interactions over the Easter Weekend.
He was also one of the stars in the inaugural “Flow Easter Kite Flying competition”, which saw hundreds of families and kite flying enthusiasts coming out to Pearls Airstrip on Easter Sunday (March 31) to part take in the activities.
Country Manager for Columbus Grenada, Gail Purcell, admitted that she was touched by the children’s reaction to ‘Doki’ during the hospital visit.
“Here we have children who, for one reason or another, were confined to a hospital bed over the long Easter weekend, when they should ideally be spending time with their family. It was most heartening to see their little smiles as ‘Doki’ walked into the room. He definitely lifted everyone’s spirits.”
The hospitalised children and their parents got the opportunity to take photos with the character and were also given some special keep sake colouring books to remind them of their special visit.