Wisbech Lions head to the Horsefair fo annual awareness week

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AS part of the Lions Club’s annual national awareness day, members of the Wisbech branch will be heading to the Horsefair to highlight the organisation’s work.

The team will be located at the centre’s bus station area between 9am and 1pm on Saturday (October 15) and will be giving away the life-saving ‘message in a bottle’ and looking for younger residents of Wisbech to join its Leo Club.

The Message in a Bottle initiative is a simple idea that encourages people to keep basic personal information and medical details in a small bottle, which is recognised by the emergency services.

All relevant information can be stored in the bottle, which is to be kept in the fridge, where the emergency services will expect to find it, they will know you have a bottle by locating two labels, one of which is to be placed on the inside of the front door and the second on the door of a fridge.

In addition, over 18s visiting the Horsefair will have an opportunity to join the Lions’ Leo Club which encourages younger people to get involved in activities within their local communities, make new friends and learn to lead.

Speaking about the up-coming awareness event, Horsefair manager, Kevin Smith, said: “The local Lions Club does a fantastic job in the local community helping local people and organisations. The Message in a bottle campaign is also a really good initiative, especially for elderly and disabled residents.”

For more information on the Horsefair visit www.horsefairshoppingcentre.co.uk or call 01945-584109.