The Hotel Staff of Tunisian Attack
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.
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.
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.
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. ♥
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
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
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
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
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
You deleted my message. That is a bit dodgy. Are you in Tunisia still because ir location here is in England!
Will money be provided to the workers on the beach who did a lot to protect tourists and risked their own lives? Thanks Emma
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
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 .
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.
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
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