PRESS RELEASE – On February 11th, 2015 three (3) days ahead of Valentine’s Day, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa staged a special cheque hand-over ceremony at the hotel entitled “Sharing the Love”.
During the ceremony in question a total of EC $11,500.00 was handed out to community partners within the education and health sectors.
The ceremony was held at the “lazy River”, the venue for the weekly Rubber Duck Race (a fundraising event used to generate revenue to support philanthropic.
Beneficiaries from the latest disbursement were the St Jude and Lions Pre Schools as well as the Vieux Fort Special Education Centre each receiving cash donations of EC $500.00.
In addition a cheque of EC $10, 000.00 was presented to the Dr. Chierry Poyotte, CEO of St Jude Hospital representing proceeds of races over the past months.
The donation to the three schools was generated during a special duck race staged on November 18th in commemoration of UN International Children’s Day.
Fifty percent of revenue from the weekly duck race is allocated to the St Jude Hospital which is the main beneficiary.
Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa has a Memorandum of Understanding with the St Jude Hospital and has adopted the Pediatric Ward of the hospital.
The remaining fifty percent of the weekly Rubber Duck Race is applied to assist social programmes and other Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa is pleased to have been able to provide tangible sponsorship to the latest beneficiaries.
With the combined resources and goodwill of our guest, staff and ownership of the property, Coconut Bay will continue to spread the love as we advance efforts towards sustaining livelihoods, building partnerships and taking care of the south.