New phone a big support for diabetic

Holly ThompsonManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Ella Bunter accepts her new phone from the Balingup Medieval Carnivale committee members.
Camera IconElla Bunter accepts her new phone from the Balingup Medieval Carnivale committee members. Credit: Supplied

Balingup Medieval Carnivale committee members have funded a new smart phone for type 1 diabetic student Ella Bunter, from Balingup Primary School.

Carnivale committee president Fred Mills and secretary Nadia Adams presented the new phone to Ella, her mother and school principal Emma Bancroft at Balingup Primary School last week.

The mobile phone will be used as a medical device to monitor Ella’s type 1 diabetes.

Mr Mills said the Balingup Medival Carnivale committee was committed to helping the school and proud to offer support for students in need.

“We seek ways to give back to the community and when Emma approached us, we jumped at the opportunity to help,” he said.

“Ella requires this phone to manage her medical needs and it means the school can continue to offer an inclusive, safe and educative environment for all of its students.”

Mrs Bancroft said the school was incredibly grateful for the Balingup Medieval Carnival committee and its ongoing support of the school.

“Without their generosity, it would have been difficult for us to maintain the high level of care we strive for,” she said.

“This has made such a difference to Ella and her schooling and we consider ourselves very lucky.”

Ella’s mother, Meghan Bunter, said she was blown away when Ms Bancroft contacted her with the good news.

“We have such an amazing team at Balingup Primary School and the support we receive is always outstanding,” she said.

“The Balingup Medieval Carnival committee have taken so much pressure away from us with the purchase of this phone and we cannot thank them enough for their generosity.”

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