Lions Message in a Bottle

We help the emergency services

message-in-a-bottleLions Message in a Bottle is a simple, but effective, way to keep essential personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency – the fridge.

More than 5 million FREE Message in a Bottle kits have been distributed by Lions Clubs British Isles & Ireland in recent years to people with conditions such as diabetes, allergies, disabilities and life-threatening illnesses.

The bottles are supplied FREE of charge thanks to generous donations from the public and businesses.

Lions clubs supply the bottles to health centres, doctors’ surgeries and chemists.  They are also available direct from Lions clubs – contact us for more information.

Paramedics, police, fire-fighters and social services support this life-saving initiative and know to look in the fridge when they see the Lions Message in a Bottle stickers.


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The Lions Message In a Bottle initiative is praised by hundreds of emergency services personnel. Senior North West Ambulance Service paramedic Steve Nicolls said: “It’s of invaluable assistance to us when we have to attend an incident at someone’s home.” Talking to Nic Knowles on the BBC’s Emergency Rescue programme, Andy Capes, South West Ambulance Service said he can rely on the Lions Message in a Bottle: “I use it on average two or three times a week; it saves time and lives.”