A&E’s are being shocked by the numbers of under 18 year olds that are being admitted to hospital with alcohol related problems. Last year almost 7000 underage children were taken to A&E for these reasons with a horrifying 293 of them being below the age of 11.

Underage Drinking

The numbers were obtained by a Freedom of Information request put forward by Radio 5 Live. They showed that the highest number of admissions were in hospitals from Scotland and South Wales. The awful report shows that more girls are now being brought into A and E for drink related problems than boys.

Public Health England says that one in four underage drinkers consume more 15 units of alcohol a week – the equivalent of seven pints of lager. Top doctors have spoken out against the issue saying that children are much more vulnerable to the effects of alcohol than adults and are often difficult to find by the ambulance service as they are hidden away in a secluded spot such as a field to   avoid detection by adults.

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London  based Mobile Bar Hire once again took centre stage at this years Bluewater Wedding Fair in September this year. The event hosted in the Glow Exhibition Centre within the famous shopping centre, was attended by approx. 6,000 people over the weekend of 20th – 22nd September. Different to previous years, the VIP guests were able to have their VIP service over any of the three days, this then gave people the opportunity to have a reserved seating area for the fashion show, a glass of complimentary bubbly upon arrival and also a bag full of great offers and promotions.

Bluewater Wedding Fair 2013

With a whole new look fashion show showcasing local bridalwear, every one of the shows was full of potential brides and their families. With over 130 exhibitors proudly promoting their companies their was lots of opportunity to generate business.

The show organised by London based Mercury Events seems to be growing year on year, their official hospitality partners – Mobile Bar Hire were again given one of the largest pitches within the show which enabled the company to show case their 6 metre circular bar counter in FULL LED. The bar was also used for food tasting sessions which were organised by the caterers Urban Eat!

In a statement director of Mobile Bar Hire, Ragbhir Sandhu said “Working within our home town is always great for us, as well as showcasing our services and bar counters, its also a great opportunity for local residents and brides to see what bar services are available on their door step. The show is getting bigger and better each year, credit goes to the team at Mercury Events who’s efforts make this a success each year!”

Mercury Events is also now running a similar wedding fair in the North (Manchester) this weekend, insiders say its due to be as big as Bluewater !