The Association comprises of a number of individuals who have an affinity to St Lucia with an interest in its development and a furtherance of its people. We provide a forum for discussion with regard to issues affecting us as a people. We exchange information about current affairs and topical issues including health and well-being. We work collaboratively with fellow St Lucians and friends of St Lucia to celebrate issues of national interest and assist with disasters.
Formed just over half a century ago, The Association was founded to be a source of information to St Lucians in UK; to keep members abreast of events; to provide a medium for the expression of members’ opinions on all matters of particular interest to St Lucians without political bias; cater and organise social, cultural and educational activities for the benefit of our members.
The Association’s main aim during its early stages was to assist and support nationals arriving from St. Lucia. It gained early and broad recognition as the principal formally organised and representative association of St Lucians in the UK and played an important and significant role in helping to integrate new arrivals into the ‘English way of life’, customs and traditions.
The Association has supported our community (both in St. Lucia and the UK) in several important ways, both financially and otherwise. In addition, the Association was also responsible for spearheading the formation of a Youth Wing (The New Generation of Young St. Lucians), and the Women’s Committee.
A great deal has been achieved in the Association’s 51 years of history and it can take pride in knowing that several former members have been elected as Members of Parliament in successive St Lucian governments or occupied important posts on the island. One prominent member who is still in the UK is Ms Jessie Stephens who was awarded an MBE in 1986 for services to her community.
St Lucia Association of London (1963)
Tel: 020 7263 0337