Rotary’s further appeal over ‘Bottle in a Fridge’

Girvan Community Hospital's Sarah Brown and Mary Campbell promoting the 'Bottle in a Fridge' campaign.
Girvan Community Hospital's Sarah Brown and Mary Campbell promoting the 'Bottle in a Fridge' campaign.

The Girvan Rotary Club are making a further appeal for vulnerable people to make sure they have a ‘Bottle in a Fridge’.

Rotarians have been pushing the campaign throughout the year which sees a plastic bottle supplied to vulnerable people, those living alone or who have serious medical condition.

The bottles are then kept in your fridge with vital contact information stored inside including your name, your doctor’s name, an emergency contact detail and one or two other details which could be vital if you are found by the emergency services.

The bottles can be found at the dentist, doctor, pharmacy, nurses, with health visitors, Age Concern and many other local outlets free of charge.

Many have already picked up a bottle but the Rotary Club stress that you must fill in the form.

A spokesperson said: “The fridge has been chosen to store the bottle because most households have a fridge and it is easily accessible.

“We hope you have filled in the form inside the bottle. The bottle sitting in your telephone table drawer will just not do the job, so please make sure you fill in the form.”

Girvan Community Hospital’s Susan Brown and Mary Campbell are pictured above after receiving a new supply of the bottles.