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Lions Projects - Message in a Bottle

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.

As a minimum it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you and your emergency contact. 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.

This scheme is free to the user. Here’s how it works.

  1. Complete the form and put in into the bottle.
  2. Place the bottle in the fridge.
  3. Place one green sticker on the inside of the front door.
  4. Place the other sticker on the outside of the fridge door.

The emergency services are aware of the scheme and will use the information in an emergency.

Message in a Bottle is not solely a Lions initiative, but it is an initiative that Battle and Villages Lions Club has adopted as a means of fulfilling our motto “We Serve”.

Bottles are available from the following sites:

  • Battle Library
  • Health Centre, Station Road, Battle
  • Armoury House Age Concern, Battle
  • Martin Oak Doctors Surgery, Battle
  • Watch Oak Battle, Casa Support Home
  • Sedlescombe Doctors Surgery
  • Catsfield Village Store, Catsfield
  • British Legion, Battle

If you would like a bottle you can telephone 0845 833 5826 or email us at battlelionsclub@gmail.com

If you are a chemist, doctor, or have another suitable location for an outlet in the Battle and Villages area, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to ask for a supply of bottles free of charge.

 

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