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.
It is a surprisingly simple idea that encourages vulnerable people, e.g. those living on their own, to keep a record of their basic personal and medical details in a standard form and in a common location so that they can easily be found in the unfortunate event of an emergency arising.
Even if you don't have a medical condition that the emergency services should know about, it might still be a good idea to have a bottle so that they will know who should be informed of your situation or, perhaps, to ensure that a pet is given the care it needs.
Your fridge. The Emergency Services, who are fully supporting this scheme, will know to look for the bottle there if they are called to your home as they will have been alerted to your participation in the scheme by the use of two special stickers. One is placed adjacent to handle on the inside of the main door to your home, the other is stuck on the fridge door.
Port Talbot District Lions Club covers the Wider Port Talbot Community.
If you live outside of the port talbot area please visit the Lions U.K. web site where you will be able to find the Lions Club that covers your area and obtain further information about Message in a Bottle from them.
There is NO COST to the user. IT IS TOTALLY FREE.
All the costs of running the scheme are met by Port Talbot District Lions Clubs as part of "Lions Caring for our Communities".
Local Pharmacists, Health Centres, and GPs' surgeries should have Bottle Kits, i.e. the bottle, a form and stickers.
Some Neighbourhood Watch and Age Concern groups will also have supplies and, as the scheme expands, other agencies will have them.
If you are unable to find a stockist in your area please use the contact page or the link below.