Message in a bottle - providing vital information to the emergency services
Last updated: 27/02/2022
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.
The bottle is kept in the fridge, where the emergency services will be able to find it in the event of being called to your home. They will know you have a bottle by the two green stickers displayed on the inside of the front door or on the main entrance to your home and the other is for the door of your fridge.
This scheme is free to the user. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can fall downstairs, 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.
Bottles are FREE and available from your local Chemist, Doctors Surgeries, health centres, Neighbourhood Watch group, Housing Associations and many other places including Police stations. You can also obtain one from West Berkshire Council's Adult Social Care team, based in West Street House, West Street,Newbury RG14 1BD (01635 503050).
If you are unable to find a Bottle, please contact your local Lions Club.
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