Malcolm Gordon and nearly 50 of his family members visited the Bay Gardens Beach Resort in April 2014 for a grand two-week 70th birthday celebration.
A true philanthropist at heart, Gordon made a special request to his family members – no gifts. In lieu of the gifts, he requested that they make monetary contributions which he would use to donate to a St. Lucian charity. His family obliged and ECD$5,710 was raised toward that goal.
The funds were entrusted to Executive Assistant Manager of the Bay Gardens Beach Resort, Cheryl Gustave. Following much consultation between Gustave and the Gros Islet Village Council, the newly-constructed Gros Islet Preschool was suggested as a worthy recipient. A site visit by the management team and Gordon cemented the decision.
On June 16, senior management of the resort visited the school to make the donation of a number of practical items including, a much-needed washing machine, microwave oven, an electric kettle, stationery, laundry supplies, utensils and much more. The donation was made to a full group of smiling students and caregivers from the school.
Senator Berthia Parle, general manager of the Bay Gardens Beach Resort, echoed the sentiment of the Gordon family and Bay Gardens Resorts when she stressed on the importance of supporting our youth, particularly the youngest and most vulnerable.
Senator Parle also promised the continued support of Bay Gardens Resorts to the Gros Islet Preschool moving forward.
The Gros Islet Preschool is the second school to be adopted by Bay Gardens Resorts. The first is the Monchy R.C. Primary school, which has been under the care of the resort chain for nearly two years.