Message in a bottle

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Message in a Bottle is not solely a Lions initiative, however it is an initiative that very many Lions Clubs across the country have taken to and recognise as a means of fulfilling our motto “We Serve”, often funding the scheme from their own charity accounts.

This scheme is free to the user. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community,

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1. Fill in the form with your medical history and medication.

anyone can fall downstairs or have a car accident, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you. As a minimum it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you and your emergency contacts. By telling whether you have special medication or allergies or not, it is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users and their friends and families.

The Lions Message In a Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location – the Fridge.

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2. Put the form into the bottle.

Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can have an accident at home, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you.

All Emergency Services are aware of the Lions Message in a Bottle scheme. The Message in a bottle pack comprises of a bottle, a form and two stickers. The system is simple, the captioned images outline what you need to do.

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3. Place the bottle into the door of your fridge.

Bottles, which are free of charge, can often be found in your local Chemist or Doctors Surgeries. Thanks to a number of other organisations, you may also find that you can obtain one through your nearest Neighbourhood Watch group, Age Concern, Council Offices, Housing Associations and many other places including Police stations. If you are unable to find a Bottle, or wish to organise a bulk delivery for your organisation, please contact our MIAB Co-ordinator

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4. Put a sticker on your fridge door and the other sticker on your front door.