Message in a Bottle


"They are literally a lifesaver!! says Clare Richardson at Milford and Wistaria Surgery in Lymington

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.  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.

How does the scheme work?

As the name suggests, the personal information is kept in a small plastic bottle. The bottle has a push-fit lid and is big enough to hold the necessary information.  The bottle is then kept in the fridge, where the emergency services will expect to look for it in the event of being called to your home.  They will be alerted to your membership of the scheme by two green cross' labels.  One is fixed to the back of the front door (or the door most used to access the premises), the second is attached to the door of the fridge.


Questions and Answers

Where can I get a Bottle from?

Your health centre, doctor's surgery  may have supplies of the bottles and forms. 

How much does it cost?

There is no cost to the user.  Costs of running the scheme are being borne by local Lions Clubs. What information is needed? The information you need to provide is quite straightforward, but you may like to ask a relative, neighbour or carer to help you complete the form.

Any problems in obtaining one, contact us, via the Contact page