St John Ambulance and Rescue Service are urging islanders to plan a happy yet safe time this festive season.

Every year the service is called to help more and more people who have become unwell or have had an accident through drinking too much over Christmas and the New Year.

St John Ambulance and Rescue Chief Officer, Jon Beausire said; “We know every­one likes to let their hair down at Christ­mas and enjoy the social­is­ing that comes with it, but it’s easy to get car­ried away and have one drink too many, which could leave you hav­ing a Christ­mas to remem­ber for all the wrong reasons. We will be posting a number of reminders on our social media pages about how to enjoy the season but to remember to take care and think about safety.”

If you are out celebrating this year make sure you look after your friends and colleagues and know how you are getting home at the end of the night. Consider booking a party somewhere that serves meals or snacks or make sure you eat before you go out and stick to safer drinking levels.

“Many peo­ple are risk­ing their health by reg­u­larly drink­ing too much and prob­a­bly don’t realise that they’re drink­ing more than they should be. That’s why it’s more impor­tant than ever to remem­ber to drink sen­si­bly over the fes­tive season,” said Mr Beausire.

So why not make a few New Year’s res­o­lu­tions in advance?  Enjoy a merry and safe Christ­mas.

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Posted: December 5, 2014