Some money raised finances a life-saving project helping frail, elderly and those living alone to store vital medical and personal information for use of emergency services. The “Message in a Bottle” scheme was started by a police officer in Perth, Scotland and has been taken up by Lions and other clubs around the country. People taking part fill in a short form with name, doctor, medication and other useful information.
The information is stored in a plastic bottle in the fridge – an easily-identifiable location. A label is placed inside the front door of the house and on the fridge to draw attention of emergency services. Free kits are available from doctors’ surgeries, pharmacists and other locations.
For help obtaining a bottle, or questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone the helpline 0845 833 7426.
Davenport House Surgery, Bowers Way
Boots the Chemist, 23 High Street
Harpenden Memorial Hospital (Red House), Carlton Road:
District Nurses Team and Paramedic Response Unit
The Health Centre, Hawks Drive, Lamb Lane
The Village Surgery, Marford Road
Flamstead Store and Post Office, 21 High Street
Kimpton Surgery, 9 High Street
Lambert Chemist, 40 High Street