The Hotel Staff of Tunisian Attack

£22,334 of £1,000 goal

Raised by 885 people in 21 months
Nathan Priestley  Hethersett, ENG
The devastating attacks in Tunisia have left so many people affected & will continue to do so for many years to come.

There has been a lot of press coverage recently regarding the devastating events that have happened at the Imperial Marharba Hotel, but one thing that has not had enough coverage is the bravery of the hotel staff and how they helped save so many lives that day.

This has affected them just as much as it has ourselves and the other guests at the hotel and they were incredibly heroic during the atrocious attack.

I have heard incredibly upsetting tales of how one of the staff members had to move and cover up numerous dead bodies while the gunman was still alive just to make sure the fleeing children did not see them and other staff members risking their lives to help save as many guests at the hotel as possible.

They are incredibly distraught about the situation & their jobs are on the line as a result of 90% of the guests leaving.

The harrowing accounts from survivors just reiterates the emotional turmoil each and every person has been through and is continuing to deal with including the staff members. A lot of them have had to put on a brave face and continue to work during these tough times and they are recieving no psychological support or finanical support and many of them have been told not to come into work because there are barely any guests left in the hotel.

I have set up this page to help the hotel staff out as much as i can while i am still here as their lively hood is on the line while no tourists are visiting the hotel. All proceeds donated will go towards the staff of both The Imperial Marhaba Hotel & The Bellevue hotel.

The staff at both the hotels are absolutely wonderful and have constantly been hugging all of the tourists saying they are thankful we are all safe, and they are so sorry that this has happened, despite it not being their fault.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and each and every donation is greatly appreciated.

Regards
Nathan Priestley
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Update 3
Posted by Nathan Priestley
19 months ago
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Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to post a quick update that all of the staff have received the money that was donated and it was distributed to the staff members in presence of a Thomson Employee.

Thank you so much for your patience & donations over the course over the last 2 months and i am happy to say the staff are incredibly thankful for everyones efforts in fundraising, they really wish to see Tourism rise in their country again soon and are still shocked that this tragic event has affected so many people.

Regards
Nathan

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Update 2
Posted by Nathan Priestley
20 months ago
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Completely overwhelmed with the response we have gotten on the fundraising campaign.
In 2 weeks we have raised a staggering amount of money, with the total almost reaching £20,000 & 27,000 shares on the daily mail article.. Amazing!

It is going to be incredibly hard for the Tunisian people to make a living & support their families during this tough time, as flights have been canceled to the country until November, so every little bit of money raised will help them out massively!

Everyone that has liked, shared & donated to the campaign I am writing this as a personal thank you for contributing to the cause and you have proven that we will not let the acts of terrorism succeed.
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Update 1
Posted by Nathan Priestley
21 months ago
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WOW!

We have tripled our goal.

Thank you so much for all your support, the response has been crazy and i'd like to thank each and every single one of you,

You are making a massive difference to the people here.

Regards
Nathan
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Vikki Adardour
21 months ago

Can we please also take a minute to thankMoncef Mayel, a 56 yr old builder.He floored the gunman by throwing floor tiles at him from a roof terrace. The few moments whilst the gunman recovered his senses and scrambled to his feet bought precious time for those fleeing and allowed the police to locate his whereabouts. Asked why he did it he said, 'It was my duty as a Muslim.' There is very little mention of him on the mainstream media so I just wanted to mention him. He was also very brave to do what he did. ♥

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Nour Zandianist
21 months ago

Thank you so much ! that means a lot to us ♥

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Nathan Priestley
21 months ago

Hi Sarah, I Arrived back in the UK yesterday hence why the location has changed. I have spoken with the management of the hotel and they have set up a private account that will be shared with the staff who were working on the day of the attack, 3 People are required to withdraw money from the account so no one can take it for themselves and i have asked for it to be distributed evenly. If you have any hesitations, please feel free to contact the hotel and speak to the management for reassurance. Regards Nathan

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Nabil Lahdhiri
21 months ago

Dear Nathan, thank you from the bottom of the heart for helping my people who, actually, did what they were supposed to do..my heart goes to the families...

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Slim Msadek
21 months ago

Yes, please allocate part of the funds to Mr. Moncef Mayel the construction builder who threw floor tiles on the terrorist. His humble actions were critical and his courage is immeasurable!

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Rose Rudkin
21 months ago

such a catastrophic event and my heart goes out to those families that lost loved ones that day... My home is Tunisia I live work and eat here and I consider the people to be part of my family my love for this country is strong and I will make a stand to stay here to support these beautiful people this is not within their culture or faith and moncef Mayel represents this along with so many others.. How dare these people think they can damage the country I won't have it and will encourage as many Brits as I possibly can to also make a stand... I have laid tribute to the English that lost there lives that day on the beach and alongside me was a maid that worked at the hotel paying her respects United as one I won't let these monsters win

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Claire Higgins
21 months ago
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Wow this is fantastic i will make my difference when i visit in september

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Carol Vickers
21 months ago
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I would like to send my utmost respect to these people and its heart breaking to see these beutifull countries destroyed by mindless cowards,i for one do not hold it against the tunisian people and the british people do not back down to terrorist n they will be back wen the dust settles.xxxxx

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Sarah Louise Aloui
21 months ago
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Ahhh sorry if I offended you. Thank you for setting this up. My tunisian husband and I are greatful.

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Mahdi Ayadi
20 months ago
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Nathan please talk to those people that worked on the day of the attack and tell them about the money and how much they gonna get so no one can take there money even the manager if he want to take percentage at least that way each one of the staff know what he going to have or withdraw it by yourself and send each one he's part directly you started this compaign you responsible thank you

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Ann Fairbrother
20 months ago
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We stayed at the bellevue 6 wks ago for the 7 th time and count the staff as our friends..we love them and gutted for them too...just because of one bad apple, he must have known it would affect his fellow mens jobs and did not give a shit . Like he didn't for those poor tourists who were simply having a holiday in a great place...xxxxxcc

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Leslie Ann
20 months ago
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Hi Nathan, this is such a great idea. Is there any fundraising happening for the incredibly brave staff who aren't hotel workers ie. the lifeguards, jetski operators etc?

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Jack Smart
21 months ago
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Almost a week after the terrible attack in Tunisia, my heart goes out to all the families who lost loved ones there. And there must also be thanks for the Tunisian people who tried to protect their visitors. RIP

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Sarah Louise Aloui
21 months ago

You deleted my message. That is a bit dodgy. Are you in Tunisia still because ir location here is in England!

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Emma Elizabeth
20 months ago

Will money be provided to the workers on the beach who did a lot to protect tourists and risked their own lives? Thanks Emma

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Cat Murray
20 months ago

Whatna shame the staff run inside ans wouldn't help the injured and left them .. love a mum whose daugjter is still in hospital from this attack

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Laura Kearsey
20 months ago

They helped us.. It's amazing how so many have now donated to repay . My self and partner were there on this awful day all be it a little way down the beach. But the affect still haunts me .

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Barbara Gregory
20 months ago

Hi Nathan. Thank you for the update. This is amazing and you have done a wonderful thing setting this fund up to help them. The Tunisian's are such lovely people and were marvellous on that awful day. Bless them all.

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Terence Stewart
20 months ago

My wife died in childbirth. If you could help me to take care of my son and create a college fund for him, I would really appreciate it. You can find a link to my GoFundMe page on my Facebook page. Thank You

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Hayley Franklin
20 months ago

Its hard to think that the week before i was in marhaba club hotel with my husband and friends i just hope the people of tunisia can get pass this and people still visit the country xxx

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£22,334 of £1,000 goal

Raised by 885 people in 21 months
Created June 29, 2015
EH
£100
Emma Holtam
19 months ago
KT
£20
Kim Taylor
19 months ago

We will be back

SM
£20
Steve Marwood
19 months ago
£15
Anonymous
19 months ago
£10
Anonymous
19 months ago
CM
£20
Cheryl Mackie
19 months ago

I was in Tunisia at the time of the attack in the Bellevue wat amazing thing u r doing

£10
Anonymous
19 months ago
£10
Harry Bellman
20 months ago

Was moved to do something like this having seen the heroic efforts of... and now devastation caused to... the local people. Please share it with beach workers etc. as well!

JB
£25
John Benford
20 months ago
JS
£20
JULIE SERRELL
20 months ago

We stayed at the hotel 3 weeks before this happened. Such lovely staff and a lovely place. Our thoughts are with everyone this has effected.

Vikki Adardour
21 months ago

Can we please also take a minute to thankMoncef Mayel, a 56 yr old builder.He floored the gunman by throwing floor tiles at him from a roof terrace. The few moments whilst the gunman recovered his senses and scrambled to his feet bought precious time for those fleeing and allowed the police to locate his whereabouts. Asked why he did it he said, 'It was my duty as a Muslim.' There is very little mention of him on the mainstream media so I just wanted to mention him. He was also very brave to do what he did. ♥

+ Read More
Nour Zandianist
21 months ago

Thank you so much ! that means a lot to us ♥

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Nathan Priestley
21 months ago

Hi Sarah, I Arrived back in the UK yesterday hence why the location has changed. I have spoken with the management of the hotel and they have set up a private account that will be shared with the staff who were working on the day of the attack, 3 People are required to withdraw money from the account so no one can take it for themselves and i have asked for it to be distributed evenly. If you have any hesitations, please feel free to contact the hotel and speak to the management for reassurance. Regards Nathan

+ Read More
Nabil Lahdhiri
21 months ago

Dear Nathan, thank you from the bottom of the heart for helping my people who, actually, did what they were supposed to do..my heart goes to the families...

+ Read More
Slim Msadek
21 months ago

Yes, please allocate part of the funds to Mr. Moncef Mayel the construction builder who threw floor tiles on the terrorist. His humble actions were critical and his courage is immeasurable!

+ Read More
Rose Rudkin
21 months ago

such a catastrophic event and my heart goes out to those families that lost loved ones that day... My home is Tunisia I live work and eat here and I consider the people to be part of my family my love for this country is strong and I will make a stand to stay here to support these beautiful people this is not within their culture or faith and moncef Mayel represents this along with so many others.. How dare these people think they can damage the country I won't have it and will encourage as many Brits as I possibly can to also make a stand... I have laid tribute to the English that lost there lives that day on the beach and alongside me was a maid that worked at the hotel paying her respects United as one I won't let these monsters win

+ Read More
Claire Higgins
21 months ago
7
7

Wow this is fantastic i will make my difference when i visit in september

+ Read More
Carol Vickers
21 months ago
6
6

I would like to send my utmost respect to these people and its heart breaking to see these beutifull countries destroyed by mindless cowards,i for one do not hold it against the tunisian people and the british people do not back down to terrorist n they will be back wen the dust settles.xxxxx

+ Read More
Sarah Louise Aloui
21 months ago
2
2

Ahhh sorry if I offended you. Thank you for setting this up. My tunisian husband and I are greatful.

+ Read More
Mahdi Ayadi
20 months ago
1
1

Nathan please talk to those people that worked on the day of the attack and tell them about the money and how much they gonna get so no one can take there money even the manager if he want to take percentage at least that way each one of the staff know what he going to have or withdraw it by yourself and send each one he's part directly you started this compaign you responsible thank you

+ Read More
Ann Fairbrother
20 months ago
1
1

We stayed at the bellevue 6 wks ago for the 7 th time and count the staff as our friends..we love them and gutted for them too...just because of one bad apple, he must have known it would affect his fellow mens jobs and did not give a shit . Like he didn't for those poor tourists who were simply having a holiday in a great place...xxxxxcc

+ Read More
Leslie Ann
20 months ago
1
1

Hi Nathan, this is such a great idea. Is there any fundraising happening for the incredibly brave staff who aren't hotel workers ie. the lifeguards, jetski operators etc?

+ Read More
Jack Smart
21 months ago
1
1

Almost a week after the terrible attack in Tunisia, my heart goes out to all the families who lost loved ones there. And there must also be thanks for the Tunisian people who tried to protect their visitors. RIP

+ Read More
Sarah Louise Aloui
21 months ago

You deleted my message. That is a bit dodgy. Are you in Tunisia still because ir location here is in England!

+ Read More
Emma Elizabeth
20 months ago

Will money be provided to the workers on the beach who did a lot to protect tourists and risked their own lives? Thanks Emma

+ Read More
Cat Murray
20 months ago

Whatna shame the staff run inside ans wouldn't help the injured and left them .. love a mum whose daugjter is still in hospital from this attack

+ Read More
Laura Kearsey
20 months ago

They helped us.. It's amazing how so many have now donated to repay . My self and partner were there on this awful day all be it a little way down the beach. But the affect still haunts me .

+ Read More
Barbara Gregory
20 months ago

Hi Nathan. Thank you for the update. This is amazing and you have done a wonderful thing setting this fund up to help them. The Tunisian's are such lovely people and were marvellous on that awful day. Bless them all.

+ Read More
Terence Stewart
20 months ago

My wife died in childbirth. If you could help me to take care of my son and create a college fund for him, I would really appreciate it. You can find a link to my GoFundMe page on my Facebook page. Thank You

+ Read More
Hayley Franklin
20 months ago

Its hard to think that the week before i was in marhaba club hotel with my husband and friends i just hope the people of tunisia can get pass this and people still visit the country xxx

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