Date Published : April 2nd, 2015 Published By : admin
An Garda Siochana and Roscrea Lions Club have launched a novel but very important initiative in the shape of a small wallet size card on which personal and medical details can be recorded so that in the event of an emergency, medical personnel will know about existing conditions and medication being taken as well as the name and contact details of the next of kin. The campaign is called ‘Message in your Wallet’.
The idea came from Garda Michelle Murphy who saw it being used by a Lions Club in the UK. She approached Lions Club President Paddy Collision and so with the cooperation of both Lions and Gardai, 3,000 cards will be printed and distributed free of charge. 2,500 will be handed out in the next few weeks. Cards will also be available through Doctor's surgeries, Dentists, Pharmacists, or any Lions Club member or at Roscrea Garda Station.