Lions Club of Bridgend

Message in a Bottle

 

Message in a Bottle

These little plastic bottles are becoming familiar locally and their use more frequent thanks to a high profile launch involving Bridgend Lions and other agencies in the borough.  

Launch of Message in a Bottle

Message in a Bottle is not solely a Lions initiative, however it is an initiative that very many Lions Clubs across the country have taken to and recognise as a means of fulfilling our motto “We Serve”, often funding the scheme from their own charity accounts.

No charge is made.  Members of the scheme place a little bottle, containing vital personal medical information, in their fridge and place a recognised green cross sign in their front window. This ensures that important medical and personal information is immediately available to emergency services if called out to a home.

(Click here to see the explanatory poster - you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view - click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader if you do not have it currently installed).

Bridgend Lions Club is working with surgeries, pharmacies and other bodies to distribute these bottles to those who need them.

Mayor of BCBC helps launch Message in a Bottle

The then Mayor of Bridgend County Borough, Cllr. Rosemary Deere attends the launch of Message in a Bottle.

This scheme is free to the user. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can fall downstairs, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you. As a minimum it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you and your emergency contacts. By telling whether you have special medication or allergies or not, it is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users and their friends and families.

If you can help us with their distribution, want further information or supplies please contact us

DIARY

 

21 October - Book Sale

25 November, 2, 9 & 16 December - Santa's Grotto

1 - 24 December - Tree of Light

4 December - Tree of Light Dedication

 

The Lions Club of Bridgend incorporates The Lions Club of Bridgend Charitable Trust Fund (Charity no: 1143349)

 

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