Message in a Bottle

What is it?
It’s a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their basic personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge!

What does it do?
It saves the Emergency Services valuable time if they need to enter a property in an emergency situation. Not only does it help to identify who you are it also identifies if you have special medication or allergies. It is not only a potential lifesaver, but also it provides peace of mind to you, your friends and family by knowing that prompt medical treatment is provided and that the next of kin and emergency contacts are notified.

Who’s it for?
Anyone! Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in a community, anyone can have an accident in the home, so this scheme can benefit anyone.

What does it cost?
The scheme is free to the public and is funded by your local Lions Club.  You may find the bottles displayed in your local GP’s surgery, Local Pharmacy or e-mail your Local Lions Club.

Who knows about it?
All Emergency Services are aware of the Message in a Bottle scheme, by displaying the green stickers in your home, the emergency services will locate the bottle in the fridge and use the forms inside to ensure you are treated quickly which can save time and save lives.

What’s in the bottle?
A form you fill in with your name, medicines, allergies & relatives contact details. And also two green stickers.

What do I have to do?
Fill in the form, put it in the bottle. Put the bottle in your fridge. Put one green sticker on your fridge door and the other green sticker on the INSIDE of your house door.


Used Spectacle Project

We actively collect used spectacles which we send to our colleagues at Chichester Lions Club who co-ordinate the national scheme.  They are then sorted by a team of Lions in a small workshop at their Apuldram Centre. Sorted spectacles are graded by Medico France in Le Havres. Inside Out Trust in the UK also grade spectacles in two UK prisons using equipment provided by Chichester Lions. Graded spectacles are supplied to order to developing countries for use in clinics and eye hospitals. 

Collection boxes are located in: The Red Cross Shop in Brigg, Riverside Surgery, Norfolk Optics Ltd Brigg & Ashby, Wrawby and Brigg Primary Schools.




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