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