Salsa Saint Lu­cia - not just a Latin Dance Group!

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Hu­man­i­tar­i­an­ism is one of the core val­ues that the non-profit or­gan­i­sa­tion Salsa Saint Lu­cia up­holds. Salsa Saint Lu­cia CEO and founder, Dr. Peter St. Rose, has ex­pressed his con­cern for the sick, less for­tu­nate, un­der­priv­i­leged and those at risk in our coun­try. He is pas­sion­ate about con­tribut­ing to­wards var­i­ous causes in a mean­ing­ful and im­pact­ful way. The mem­bers of Salsa Saint Lu­cia are also ar­dent be­liev­ers in, and sup­port­ers of, phi­lan­thropy. This vol­un­tary sup­port was demon­strated vividly in 2015 through Salsa Saint Lu­cia’s var­i­ous benev­o­lent en­deav­ours. Two ma­jor char­i­ta­ble events were hosted in 2015. The first, Salsa Saint Lu­cia Goes Pink, was held in Oc­to­ber 2015 in sup­port of breast can­cer aware­ness and the “Cause the Cure”. At this event $1,500 was raised for Faces of Can­cer. The most re­cent char­ity event, dubbed Blackout and held on 11th De­cem­ber, was hosted in sup­port of the Up­ton Gar­dens Girls’ Cen­tre and the Women’s Sup­port Cen­tre. The mon­e­tary pro­ceeds from this event, as well as the var­i­ous ham­per con­tri­bu­tions from spon­sors and mem­bers, fa­cil­i­tated Salsa Saint Lu­cia’s do­na­tions of $1,000 plus seven ham­pers to each of the cen­tres.

This aid would not have been pos­si­ble with­out the gen­er­ous sup­port of spon­sors and mem­bers. Heart­felt thanks go to Salsa Saint Lu­cia mem­bers, pa­trons, Ki­zomba St. Lu­cia, Massy Dis­tri­bu­tion, Devon Bis­cuits, Peter & Co Dis­tri­bu­tion, SMJ Bev­er­ages, Winfresh LTD, CPJ, Glace Su­per­mar­ket, Sun­shine Ce­re­als, Blue Wa­ters, JP Chenet, Chair­mans Re­serve, Bay Gar­dens Ho­tel, Fit­ness Freaks Gym, Ki­zomba West Indies, Rissi Eklec­tic Cou­ture, Sun­shine In­dus­tries, Touch Ther­a­pies, M&C Drug Store, Atwell Dal­gliesh, Ul­tra­mart Su­per­mar­ket, Ra­dio Car­ribean In­ter­na­tional, Sun­shine Snacks, Sophia’s Fruit­cakes, Di­a­monds In­ter­na­tional, and RJ Clarke.

Salsa Saint Lu­cia’s benev­o­lent agenda will con­tinue through­out 2016 via var­i­ous char­i­ta­ble events and ini­tia­tives. The or­gan­i­sa­tion wel­comes the con­tin­ued sup­port of the pub­lic through vol­un­teer­ing, at­tend­ing the par­ties and events, and join­ing the classes. Salsa Saint Lu­cia’s first party for the year takes place at Blu Ho­tel on Fri­day 29th Jan­uary. The new cy­cle of Begin­ners Latin Dance classes com­mences on Tues­day 2nd Fe­bru­ary at 6:00pm.

Peter St. Rose (right) of Salsa Saint Lu­cia makes a pre­sen­ta­tion to a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the

Up­ton Gar­dens Girls'Cen­tre.

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