Weʼre raising £25,000 to Help support the East Winds staff during the hotel closure due to COVID-19
- St Lucia
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When we closed East Winds on 1 April 2020 little did we know that on the 1st June we would still be closed, the staff would still be at home and the islands of the Caribbean would only just be edging towards opening the borders to tourists again.
This decision to close was not been taken lightly, but was required for the well-being of the East Winds staff, our guests and the St Lucian community. We want to take this opportunity to thank our team for their dedication during the last few difficult and uncertain weeks.
We ask for your help now to continue to pay the staff for as long as it takes during the COVID-19 crisis. The company have created a fund to pay the team a small survival grant for as long as we can but we cannot continue the payments without your help.
To our guests, thank you for your understanding and loyalty. We will continue to post updates on our website and other social media platforms. Our phone lines will remain open for future bookings, changes of existing reservations and any questions or concerns you may have.
Take care of your family and stay safe. We look forward to welcoming you to East Winds and the beautiful island of St Lucia when things are back to normal.
Keep an eye on us by following our social media pages, Chef Tadej is filming video of the hotel and his day to day life using his phone and we are regularly posting East Winds memories to keep our (and your) spirits up. Until we see you in St Lucia again, stay safe and well, we are thinking of you.
With Warm wishes,
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- 2 months ago
East Winds2 months ago
Dear East Winds friends, Thank you so much for the donations to the Family Foundation. Our families are so grateful for your support and they feel the love coming from everyone, your messages of support mean a lot. You have been so giving at a time when you must be worried about the world you live in and the future of your businesses, jobs and health. On behalf of the team at East Winds, thank you for everything you do to support us, thank you for being more than just guests, you are family. My warmest wishes, Judith
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Jul 12, 2020
We're still hoping to being with you in October again this year. Keep smiling.
Ted and Wendy Andrews
Jul 10, 2020
Continued best wishes to the whole staff team - looking forward to seeing you all again next April; can't wait!
Jul 7, 2020
Upwards and onwards
David and Caroline Bell
Jul 6, 2020
Another donation.......lets get this over the line to get everyone through to opening.
Simon and Fenella Hammerton
Jul 3, 2020
Sending lots of love and best wishes to you all - stay safe and we hope to see you in December
Pat & Bob Rogers
Jul 2, 2020
All of our family cherish the very happy memories that we have with all of the East Winds family . We are looking forward to the day we are all able to come back to see you all. Take care everyone.
Jen and Eric Mills
Jul 1, 2020
Hope our St Lucian family are all well and things will soon be back to normal! Hope to see you again next year.Jen and Eric
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East Winds is a small hotel, authentic, genuine & happy staff. Many staff have worked here for 10 yrs plus and think of East Winds as their second home. The hotel has a wonderful family house-party atmosphere & many guests come to visit, time and time again.