Rotary Club give ‘Bottle in a Fridge’ reminder

The Rotary Club of Girvan are reminding people to pick up their ‘Bottle in a Fridge’. The scheme was launched by Rotarians earlier this year and is a free scheme designed to help those who live alone, feel vulnerable or have a serious medical condition.

Inside the bottle, a form is there for you to fill in with all your emergency contact details and medical information including name, doctor’s name, emergency contact and one or two other vital details if you are found by a neighbour or emergency services. The bottles can be found at local dentists, doctors, pharmacy, health visitors, Age Concern and many other outlets free of charge.

Mr John Douglas of Girvan Rotary who helped prepare the bottles for distribution said: “These bottles are a great idea so please have one and have its paperwork filled in.”

Mr Andrew Ballantine of Girvan Rotary and Maidens said: “I met a paramedic recently who said it was a godsend to have such accurate and informative information within seconds of our visit , a real life saver.” Rotarians urge anyone who hasn’t yet done so to pick up the bottle in a fridge and fill out the form.

The club meet on Tuesdays at 6pm at the Royal Hotel.