WE are driven to do what we do by the knowledge that we provide people across the globe, and of all ages, with a chance to jump on our vehicles and join us as we venture out on our daily safaris. We warmly welcome each and everyone, but must admit we are especially pleased when we see young adventurers join us.
This is why whenever we receive requests from schools or children’s hospitals we try to give them an extra special experience. In doing so, we try to find a balance between making sure the children know it is their questions that are being answered and protecting their privacy by sharing as little info as possible.
Unfortunately, it appears that some of our viewers have been contacting a hospital from which we’ve featured questions to find out more about the children, or even have been sending them unsolicited gifts, and this has caused some issues. While these actions were no doubt well intended, in today’s world it is scary for parents and guardians when strangers (to them) suddenly start trying to find out about and contact their children. If this continues it will result in those children no longer being allowed to send in questions to have answered by our presenters. And this is of course the last thing anyone wants!
Therefore we ask, no, urge, everyone to not risk the children’s access to this little break from their everyday challenges by trying to find out which hospital (or school) they are in, by trying to find out anything about them, or by sending them presents. Even with the best of intentions, this is not in the best interest of the children.
Please, everyone, help us to continue to be allowed to take these and other children out of their beds and onto our vehicles. Look at it from their parents and guardians perspectives, or put yourself in their shoes, and do not, under any circumstances, try to initiate any form of contact with them or the institutions they are staying.
As always, we know we can count on your support in this!