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Supplying Local and National Communities

Emergency Services and Neighbourhood Watch since 2001

Tel 01394 386751 email enquiries@datalinksuffolk.com

Data Link in Ipswich

It is our aim to encourage every house-hold in Ipswich to purchase a Data Link bottle, ensuring that every member of the family whether young or elderly has data inside the pot, illness and accidents have no age limit. It is important however that when inserts are placed in the bottle, they should be accompanied by an up to date passport photograph, so the emergency services know which member of the family they are trying to treat. It was agreed that if the project was going to be successful we needed to find a distinct container that could not be mistaken.

A bespoke container was purchased and a large number of them have now been distributed throughout Suffolk and the UK

Data Link became a community project with bottles being assembled and packed by the Kids Who Care Group from Needham Market during their school holidays in preparation for the Ipswich Launch at Tower Ramparts Shopping Centre, Ipswich, in September 2002. In return we donated a sum to their club to enable them to develop. Inmates from Hollesley Bay helped prepare the bottles for a launch in Felixstowe

It is hoped that circulation of the units within the community, to the points of most need, will be assisted by such as GP Surgeries, Pharmacists, Dental Surgeries, Police Stations, Health Visitors, WRVS 'Meals on Wheels', clinics, Community Nurses, Help The Aged and Age Concern.

Data Link bottles can be purchased for a donation of 50p in Ipswich from branches of the Ipswich Building Society, Britannia Building Society, amongst others. Why not get your Neighbourhood Watch scheme to contact the Community Watch & SNT Liaison Officer, Anthea Pipe at Eastern Area Headquarters, Ipswich Police Station, Civic Drive to purchase bottles for the scheme making sure that all your neighbours have peace of mind knowing that should the emergency services need to be called, and they are unable to speak or are unconscious Data Link will be available to supply life saving information. Anthea can be contacted on Tel: 01473 383142 or email anthea.pipe@suffolk.pnn.police.uk Please note that Anthea is only part-time and usually office based on Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays between 9:30 am and 4 pm.

Any donations collected go directly to purchasing more stock. This ensures continuity of supply, dispensing with the need to go back to sponsors, to whom we are extremely grateful, which enabled us to start up the scheme.