HAD helps get the Message across

IF you fall ill at home, it is vital that the emergency services have your personal and medical details to hand.

That’s why a WGC-based charity has backed the long-established Lions Clubs International Message in a Bottle project by paying for life-saving equipment which does exactly that.

Hertfordshire Action on Disability (HAD) is to provide health professionals with more than 3,000 bottles, which are part of a simple scheme designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge.

It is accompanied with stickers displayed near the front door and on the fridge, which alert the emergency services and give them a greater chance of saving lives.

“We’re really pleased this project is back up and running,” Amy Stevens, community exercise co-ordinator for NHS Hertfordshire, said. “The benefits to all are enormous and I’d like to thank HAD for making its re-launch possible.”

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Annabelle Waterfield, HAD’s chief executive added: “We are all aware of how important the Message in a Bottle project is.

“So we decided to put some of the money raised from our Easter egg hunt to this really worthwhile cause.”

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The free bottles can be picked up at HAD’s Woodside Centre, on The Commons, and on board its mobile equipment and exhibition vehicle that tours the county.

For more details contact Amy on 01438 841837 or call HAD on 01707 324581.

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