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(PRESS RELEASE) — Digicel’s Festival of Fun was a day to remember for hundreds of persons with special needs across St. Lucia, as the complete communications and entertainment company hosted the inclusive event for the seventh consecutive year.
This event, which is geared at bringing smiles to persons with special needs across the country, was this year held at the Beausejour Indoor Facility and saw a large turnout from a number of institutions, including the Lady Gordon Opportunity Centre, Dennery Child Development Centre, The Special Education Centre Vieux Fort, Soufriere Special Education Rehabilitation Centre, Dunnottar School, Educare Learning Centre, St. Lucia Blind Welfare Association, Autism Resource Centre and SDA Academy all coming together for a day of fun, laughter, food and games.
Additionally, the children were pleasantly surprised by the appearance of a number of Disney mascots including Elsa and Olaf from Frozen, along with Bugs Bunny, Peppa Pig, Transformers and Santa and Mrs. Claus, among others. Another highlight of the day was the presentation of personalised gifts to the hundreds in attendance by the Digicel team.
Digicel’s Call Centre Manager, Coletta McDonald, in her address, expressed the company’s excitement at hosting the event year after year.
“Each year, we get to bring joy to so many people, including this special community and the entire team at Digicel looks forward to this annual event. We’d like to thank the Ministry of Education, the Sacred Foundation and all of our other partners who help us make this festival happen year after year.”