Following the success last year of replacing Christmas food parcels with Stores Gift Cards, Surrey Border Lions Club distributed over £2,200 Co-operative Store Gift Cards to elderly residents and needy families in our three villages (Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham) before Christmas. For further information call 0345 8339553

Message in a Bottle

The Message in a Bottle Scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people living on their own to keep their basic personal and medical details in a common location where it can be easily found in an emergency.
Surrey Border Lions Club has adopted the scheme and is supplying bottles to anyone who needs them throughout the area.

How does the scheme work?

As the name suggests, the personal information is kept in a bottle. The bottle is plastic, with 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 labels which are unique to the scheme. One is fixed inside the house close to the front door (or the door used to access the premises), and the second is attached to the door of the fridge.

How much does the scheme cost?

Lions cover the costs and will provide the bottles free.

Where can I get a bottle from?

Most Health Centres, Doctor’s Surgeries, Chemists and some Support Agencies have supplies of bottles and forms or contact Surrey Border Lions at 0845 8339553.

Surrey Border Lions  -  Helping to Keep me Safe

Lightwater Village School

Hammond Community Junior

As part of their Community Service project, Surrey Border Lions President Alan Hetherington recently presented each of the five infant and junior schools in Bagshot, Lightwater and Windlesham with thirty fluorescent yellow high visibility vests for use on school outings. Each vest is embroidered with the Surrey Border Lions logo and the message,

“Helping to keep me safe”.

Connaught Junior School

 Bagshot Infant School

Windlesham Village Infant

Riding for the Disabled

Following the closure of Frimley and Camberley Lions (F&C Lions), Surrey Border Lions are taking up the reins to continue the support F&C Lions have provided for the past twenty years to Riding for the Disabled (RDA) at Sandhurst.


RDA provides therapy, achievement and enjoyment via their horses and ponies to people with disabilities throughout the UK. RDA have a network of 500 volunteer groups who organise activities such as riding, carriage driving, vaulting and show jumping for up to 28,000 people each year. For further information visit the RDA website - or call 0845 6581082.

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