Kempinski Seychelles Resort shares festive cheer with Seychelles’ children | 04 January 2020
During this holiday season, the team at Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare have been spreading festive cheer to organisations and charities that care for children.
A Christmas banquet was thrown for Hope for Kids – a programme led by the Cancer Concern Association (CCA), which mentors and counsels children below the age of 16 who have lost a parent or close family member to cancer. A delightful Christmas luncheon was hosted in Café Lazare, the hotel’s main restaurant, and children enrolled in the programme, along with their parents, guardians and mentors were invited to enjoy a memorable celebration together. The event was attended by no less than Santa Claus – a surprise guest who arrived bearing gifts for each child, sponsored by the hotel.
“The Cancer Concern Association management committee finds it difficult to express adequately its warm appreciation to the management and staff of Kempinski Seychelles Resort for the wonderful feast so generously and affectionately prepared for the occasion,” said Bishop French Chang Him, chairman of the CCA. “This gala event will long remain in the memory of our young, fragile friends – contributing very much towards their healing process and journey.”
The luxury hotel also sponsored special cakes that were delivered to the President’s Village Children’s Home for their respective Christmas and New Year’s parties.
Support for the children’s home has become a tradition for the Kempinski Seychelles team, who organise interactive events between the children and hotel staff each year.
“The festive season is a time to celebrate not just families, but communities as well,” said GM Abdelmoneim. “We so admire the work done by these charities and organisations throughout the year. This was the perfect time to share a small token of our appreciation and gratitude with them.”
Mr Abdelmoneim also joined Kempinski’s Green Committee for a voluntary beach clean-up at a popular picnic spot. “We know there will be a lot of families visiting this site over the New Year break,” he said. “We wanted to make sure that this was a clean and safe environment for our community’s children to play in.”
The Green Committee is a volunteer group of eco-ambassadors, specially appointed to highlight and promote sustainable business practices to their peers and hotel guests. Since its inception in 2018, the committee has grown to over 20 members and regularly meets to set goals or propose projects which could reduce the hotel’s environmental impact.
Kempinski Seychelles Resort Baie Lazare will continue to support community initiatives wherever possible in 2020.
Contributed by Kempinski Seychelles Resort