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MIAB - Message In A Bottle

MIABLions Clubs support a national programme called "message in a bottle". Originally conceived by a policeman over 12 years ago, the scheme is recognised by the three major emergency services in the UK and is designed to help the more vulnerable people in our community.

Lions clubs distribute a free distinctive plastic container containing a printed form and two labels. The householders fill in the form with their medication details, allergies, next-of-kin details etc and put the form in the bottle. The bottle is then placed in their fridge and one of the labels placed on the fridge door. The other label is placed on the inside of the front entrance door of the home, by the lock. In the event of a problem, the emergency services spot the sign by the door and know immediately to seek out the bottle, saving valuable time in identifying the individual and whether they have special medication or allergies or not.

If you are interested in getting your own "message in a bottle", they can be obtained from Wickham surgery and Boots in Bishops Waltham or direct from Meon Valley Lions by clicking "Contact Us" above, filling-in your details on the form, and clicking "Send".

Below: Bishops Waltham Community Responders promote Message in a Bottle at the Christmas Fayre.

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