BRIDLINGTON Lions Club have backed the national Message in a Bottle scheme – which records information to help medical professionals deal with the frail and elderly.
The Bridlington Lions recently manned a stall in the Promenades Shopping Centre which provided all the information for the Message in a Bottle service.
The service is provided by Lions nationwide to help the frail, elderly and those living alone to store their medical and personal information in such a way that it can be easily found by emergency services.
Details of a person’s medical history and current medication are put on a form which is kept in a plastic bottle, and stored in the fridge.
Green stickers are put inside a front door, window or the fridge so that paramedics can access the bottle and quickly find out current medication in times of emergency.
Bridlington Lions distribute the bottles which can be found in doctor’s surgeries, at local pharmacies and at the Lions Bookshop in the arcade adjacent to the Palace car park.