Message in a bottle 


What is "Message in a Bottle"?

Abbreviated to MIAB, the Message in a Bottle scheme helps emergency services personnel to save valuable time in identifying an individual very quickly and knowing if they have any allergies or take special medication. 

The Message in a Bottle kit includes a standard form to be completed and is always kept in the fridge. Two stickers are provided: one for the fridge door and the other for the front door. 

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

It is not just vulnerable people who benefit from Message in a Bottle. Anyone with health conditions could have an accident at home.  

This Lions Club initiative provides peace of mind that prompt and appropriate medical assistance can be provided, next of kin / emergency contacts can be notified. 

Message-in-a-bottle-in-fridgeBottles are supplied free of charge by Selsey and District Lions and are available at the Selsey Care Shop also the Selsey Medical Centre Selsey and The Witterings Medical Centre.

Or Bottles may be obtained directly from : Lion Colin Rickman

Or : Terry Latimer on :- 07974 531 854

or by email :

A summary of the information listed is:

Your full name and your religion.
Your doctor's name, surgery address and telephone number.
A brief description of any medical conditions and any medication you are taking, your doctor may be able to help if you are uncertain.

The names, addresses and telephone numbers of two people who may be contacted in the event of a sudden illness or accident.

Details of any dependent people who may be relying on you or any pets which may be on the premises.

In Partnership with

Medic Alert NHS