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ECCB donates to disabled persons, part of FIM outreach initiatives

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) continued its community outreach initiative for Financial Information Month (FIM), which is usually held in October, just passed.

DSC_0042On Monday, Nov 17, Mrs. Claudette Weekes, the ECCB’s Montserrat agency representative presented a cheque for $1,000.00 to the Montserrat Association for Persons with Disabilities (MAPD).

In her presentation Mrs. Weekes explained that the funds would go towards helping three members of the MAPD acquire prosthesis. She made the donation to the president of the MAPD Joseph (King) Kirwan who graciously accepted the donation on behalf of the association.

”We learned that you needed some financial assistance and as part of our charity initiative, our community outreach initiative for Financial Information Month, I’m here today to let you know that we responded to the call for a need for financial assistance to help people to acquire prosthesis and to be able to use them…” Mrs. Weekes told Kirwan, who is blind and living in one the Warden Assisted homes in Lookout.

Mrs. Weekes noted that she was representing the Financial Institutions on the island:- Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montserrat Ltd, Social Security Fund, Montserrat Building Society, St Patrick’s Co-operative Credit Union, The Ministry of Finance, “and even The Ministry of Education partners with us…

DSC_0040Kirwan speaking as president on behalf of the Montserrat Association for Persons with Disabilities, responded, “I’d like to say a hearty thank you to the ECCB and its contributors for this timely donation.”

He noted that he stressed the word timely, “because we have some projects in the pipeline and the funds we received today will help it to go a long way.” Those projects he said involved, “children with disabilities; we are also trying to get other equipment’s or items that would enhance the lives of persons with disabilities.”

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The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) continued its community outreach initiative for Financial Information Month (FIM), which is usually held in October, just passed.

DSC_0042On Monday, Nov 17, Mrs. Claudette Weekes, the ECCB’s Montserrat agency representative presented a cheque for $1,000.00 to the Montserrat Association for Persons with Disabilities (MAPD).

In her presentation Mrs. Weekes explained that the funds would go towards helping three members of the MAPD acquire prosthesis. She made the donation to the president of the MAPD Joseph (King) Kirwan who graciously accepted the donation on behalf of the association.

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”We learned that you needed some financial assistance and as part of our charity initiative, our community outreach initiative for Financial Information Month, I’m here today to let you know that we responded to the call for a need for financial assistance to help people to acquire prosthesis and to be able to use them…” Mrs. Weekes told Kirwan, who is blind and living in one the Warden Assisted homes in Lookout.

Mrs. Weekes noted that she was representing the Financial Institutions on the island:- Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of Montserrat Ltd, Social Security Fund, Montserrat Building Society, St Patrick’s Co-operative Credit Union, The Ministry of Finance, “and even The Ministry of Education partners with us…

DSC_0040Kirwan speaking as president on behalf of the Montserrat Association for Persons with Disabilities, responded, “I’d like to say a hearty thank you to the ECCB and its contributors for this timely donation.”

He noted that he stressed the word timely, “because we have some projects in the pipeline and the funds we received today will help it to go a long way.” Those projects he said involved, “children with disabilities; we are also trying to get other equipment’s or items that would enhance the lives of persons with disabilities.”