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 form and in a common location - like 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 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.
How much does it cost?
When ordering one bottle the scheme is free to the public and is funded by 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 by going to your 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 which you fill in with your name, medicines, allergies & relatives contact details. There is also two green stickers for you to display at home where the Emergency Services will see them.
What do I have to do?
Fill in the form and put it in the bottle. You then need to 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.
Who co-ordinates the Scheme locally?
We do! Morley & District Lions Club have taken part in this scheme for many years.
How can I order a bottle?
You can order a bottle by contacting us, you can do this by filling out the form here or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling us on our freephone number: 0800-074-8755