Some of the money raised by the Bridlington Lions fundraising activities finances a life saving project which helps frail, elderly and those living alone to store vital medical and personal information in such a way that it can be easily found by the emergency services.
The “Message in a Bottle” scheme was started by a police officer in Perth in Scotland and has been enthusiastically taken up by Lions and other clubs around the country.
People taking part fill in a short form detailing name, doctor, medication and other useful information. The confidential information is stored in a plastic bottle in the fridge – a secure and easily-identifiable location. A label is also placed inside the front door of the house and on the fridge to draw the attention of emergency services to its existence.
The Bridlington Lions Club distributes the kits in cooperation with the emergency services. You can obtain a free kit from:
Bridlington Lions Book Shop
Your local pharmacy
Your doctor’s surgery
The way it works:
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