The Lions Club of Eastbourne has launched Message in a Wallet, a new emergency information service, based on the established Message in a Bottle scheme.
The scheme provides users with a printed form on which individuals can record any medication, illnesses or allergies they may have, together with a contact name, in case they are taken ill whilst away from home. It also includes information about any dependent who is left at home or even a much-loved pet that may need looking after. The form folds up into a convenient credit card size and can be inserted into a plastic credit card holder.
It is ideal for the elderly, people with disabilities, walkers, lone workers, carers, cyclists, motorists. The card is kept inside your wallet or handbag, and provides the emergency services with a contact name and vital details of any illness or allergy you may have, if they are called to an emergency involving you.
The Lions Club of Eastbourne is aiming to provide this service to at least 2,000 people. You can obtain a Message in a Wallet card for your personal use from health centres or Kamsons Pharmacists in Eastbourne and the surrounding area that display a notice about the Message in a Wallet service.
There is no charge for this service.