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Cecil Cassell makes diabetes instruments donation

by Bennette Roach

DSC_4746 As a concerned Montserratian and one who believes that the health of Montserratians is as important and necessary, Cecil Cassell who resides in the United Kingdom decided to give a small donation to a healthy cause on island.

Cecil Cassell,  who more than a decade ago was very connected to the Tourist industry and worked as a press officer in the David Brandt Administration, on March 29, 2016, donated some glucometers to the Montserrat Diabetes Association and the Fire and Rescue Services.

At a brief handing over ceremony which took place at Radio Montserrat studios, Mr. Cassell says it has always been a concern of his to do something about assisting with blood sugar monitoring in his home country.

AS he handed over the instruments, he said, “These things I thought that would be necessary, because here in Montserrat I sometimes hear people say they don’t have the right systems. I remember back in the days we used to use our urine to test our sugar but I heard that they were now using things like these. I thought it would be a good idea to bring down a few to help the Diabetic Association and the Fire Service and also from the fact that I am seeing that the strips that sometimes here is a problem of getting from the UK system, I will make sure that they have for almost a whole year a year’s supply. I’m hoping that they will be able to use them.”DSC_4748

Vice President of the MDA Agatha Aspin along with Fire Officer Sylvina Malone accepted the glucometers on behalf of their organizations.

“Thank you ever so much Mr Cassell, on behalf of the Montserrat Diabetes Association,” Mrs. Agatha Aspin said. “I say thanks for these glucometers that you are kindly donating to us. Not only are you donating the glucometers but you have additional strips and land-sets and according to your word there you will be supplying us for the next year with strips and I thank you whole-heartedly on behalf of those who will benefit from this; and I hope that these will enable persons here on island to better manage their diabetic situation.”

Fire Officer Sylvina Malone in her turn also thanked Cassell. “We want to say thank you from the Montserrat Fire and Rescue Service. This could do a big deal for us as first responders who respond to a lot of emergency which right now we get a lot of low sugar/high sugar causalities and this should help us a big deal. I say thanks again to you Mr Cassell and we will be looking forward to getting the strips to keep up with the machines,” she said.

 

 

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DSC_4746 As a concerned Montserratian and one who believes that the health of Montserratians is as important and necessary, Cecil Cassell who resides in the United Kingdom decided to give a small donation to a healthy cause on island.

Cecil Cassell,  who more than a decade ago was very connected to the Tourist industry and worked as a press officer in the David Brandt Administration, on March 29, 2016, donated some glucometers to the Montserrat Diabetes Association and the Fire and Rescue Services.

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At a brief handing over ceremony which took place at Radio Montserrat studios, Mr. Cassell says it has always been a concern of his to do something about assisting with blood sugar monitoring in his home country.

AS he handed over the instruments, he said, “These things I thought that would be necessary, because here in Montserrat I sometimes hear people say they don’t have the right systems. I remember back in the days we used to use our urine to test our sugar but I heard that they were now using things like these. I thought it would be a good idea to bring down a few to help the Diabetic Association and the Fire Service and also from the fact that I am seeing that the strips that sometimes here is a problem of getting from the UK system, I will make sure that they have for almost a whole year a year’s supply. I’m hoping that they will be able to use them.”DSC_4748

Vice President of the MDA Agatha Aspin along with Fire Officer Sylvina Malone accepted the glucometers on behalf of their organizations.

“Thank you ever so much Mr Cassell, on behalf of the Montserrat Diabetes Association,” Mrs. Agatha Aspin said. “I say thanks for these glucometers that you are kindly donating to us. Not only are you donating the glucometers but you have additional strips and land-sets and according to your word there you will be supplying us for the next year with strips and I thank you whole-heartedly on behalf of those who will benefit from this; and I hope that these will enable persons here on island to better manage their diabetic situation.”

Fire Officer Sylvina Malone in her turn also thanked Cassell. “We want to say thank you from the Montserrat Fire and Rescue Service. This could do a big deal for us as first responders who respond to a lot of emergency which right now we get a lot of low sugar/high sugar causalities and this should help us a big deal. I say thanks again to you Mr Cassell and we will be looking forward to getting the strips to keep up with the machines,” she said.