Emergency bottles which alert paramedics and other emergency services to patients’ medical conditions are available for free at Boots, in High Street, Grantham. The ‘Message in a Bottle’ allows people to write a description of their ailments and place it in the fridge, with stickers placed on the front and fridge doors to direct paramedics to it. Grantham Lions Club is behind the scheme and has run it for several years. Lion Godfrey Mackinder said: “This service is for young or old people and provides excellent access to information for both relatives and emergency services.” If you would like a ‘Message in a Bottle’, simply pop into Boots and visit the pharmacy. The bottles are free to collect.
Pictured, from left, are - Grantham Lion Mike Bailey, Gary James of Boots and Grantham Lion Godfrey Mackinder.