Mes­sage in a bot­tle might save a life

Ayrshire Post - - Girvan News -

More peo­ple have been get­ting on board with the ‘ bot­tle in the fridge’ cam­paign – thanks to the Ayr­shire Post.

Re­cent cov­er­age of Gir­van Ro­tary’s mes­sage in a bot­tle scheme has seen a rise in the num­ber of peo­ple get­ting in­volved.

The Mes­sage in a Bot­tle ini­tia­tive is an emer­gency in­for­ma­tion scheme that helps iden­tify med­i­cal in­struc­tions and con­tact de­tails of those liv­ing alone or with se­ri­ous med­i­cal con­di­tions.

And they are then eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble by the quick open­ing of a com­mon house­hold ap­pli­ance – the fridge. Alis­tair Wal­lace of Gir­van Ro­tary said: “After some su­perb cov­er­age in lo­cal pa­pers about the Ro­tary MIAB scheme, we have had a great up­take of bot­tles.

“If you live alone or feel vul­ner­a­ble, or have a se­ri­ous med­i­cal con­di­tion, this ini­tia­tive sup­plies a plas­tic bot­tle in which you place all your im­por­tant med­i­cal in­for­ma­tion and con­tact de­tails.

And as Alis­tair pre­vi­ously stated: “It might save a life.”

Alis­tair popped along to the Gir­van and Dis­trict Vis­ually Im­paired group, who meet in the Car­rick Build­ings in Gir­van, to hand out some bot­tles and ex­pand on the value of the scheme.

Sup­port The ladies of Gir­van & Dis­trict Vis­ually im­paired group

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