Message in a Bottle scheme returns

Barbara Connors-Fowler from the Angels of the North.
Barbara Connors-Fowler from the Angels of the North.

A borough charity has resumed its free scheme to help residents during the winter.

Angels of the North is running its Message in a Bottle campaign which provides the Emergency Services with vital details of any illness or allergy a resident may suffer from, any medication taken and the name of a contact person in the event of sudden illness or accident.

The scheme works by residents keeping their details in a small plastic bottle, which they store in their fridge. Two special green stickers are supplied, which are known to the Emergency Services and other caring agencies, which are fixed inside the front door of their house and on the outside of their fridge door, where they can be easily seen.

Angels of the North will provide free forms that residents can complete with their information and these forms are kept in the bottle provided.

Call Carl Hire on (0191) 252 8405 to order.