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OVER 5 Million "FREE" individual bottles have been given out by the UK and Irish Lions.

Over 9,000 bottles have been given out in Redditch and Studley over the last 50 months 2012-2017 thru various chemists, local surgeries and civic groups. We thank you for your support and will continue to supply these bottles for as long as there is an interest from the public.

We thank those Pharmacies, Businesses, Charity Shops & Surgeries in Redditch and Studley who have supported us over the past three years with displaying our Green MIAB Campaign Box. If you need a FREE BOTTLE then stop in to one of the following:  

WE RECENTLY WERE CONTACTED BY THE REV ROBIN BAKER AND HE REQUESTED THAT WE ADD THE OASIS SHOP IN WINATES CENTRE AND THE OASIS SHOP IN WOODROW CENTRE AS DISTRIBUTION POINTS FOR THE MIAB CAMPAIGN.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OUR LIST OF OUTLETS THAT DISTRIBUTE THE MESSAGE IN A BOTTLES IN THE AREA

Age UK Redditch; Alexandra Hospital Coffee Shop; Alexandra Hospital Cornary Rehab Unit; Alexandra Hospital Respiratory Unit; Ecumenical & Carers Centre, Redditch; Beoley Mothers Union; Boots Chemist, Kingfisher Centre; Brambles Nursing Home; County Pharmacy Redditch Town Centre; Crabbs Cross Surgery; District Nurses; Dow Surgery Redditch; G Lovegrove (Chiropodist) Studley; COPA Pulmanery Rehab Team; COPD Physios; Elgar House Surgery Redditch; Hillview Surgery & Pharmacy Redditch; Indy Mobility Centre Redditch; Knights Chemists Wynyates; Lloyds Pharmacy Redditch; Maple View Medical Practice Church Hill; Matchborouch Community Centre; Matchborough Centre Pharmacy; Montana Mobility, Winates Centre; Medical Centre, Crabbs Cross; Oasis Shop Winates Centre; Oasis Shop Woodrow Centre; Redditch Breatheasy Group; Redditch First Responders; TESCO Supermarket Redditch; Redditch & Bromsgrove CCG; Redditch Ladies Probus Club; Redditch Heart Safe; Rowlands Pharmacy Towne Centre Redditch; Rowlands Pharmacy Church Hill; Sight Concern in the Redditch Library; Sainsburys Supermarket Redditch; St Stevens Surgery Redditch; Studley Monday Golf Club; Studley Chemists; U3A in  Alcester ; TESCO Supermaket Redditch; Worcester Hub First Responders, Ambulance & Paramedics;

If your local chemist or surgery is not listed above please ask the manager or practice manager to contact us in order to obtain their free display box. We would be happy to provide them with one. 

REDDITCH LIONS ON 0845 833 5914 or send us an e-mail at 

 secretary@redditchlions.org.uk

 

Did you know that 100 % of the funds that are given by the public are returned to the community through our many projects. The Message in a Bottle Project is therefore just one of many similiar projects that gets funded by your donations to the Redditch Lions Club. 



 
THE LIONS MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE  
is FREE TO ALL WHO WANT ONE !
MIAB 1
What is it?
Its a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their basic personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location - 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 to 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.
 
What does it cost? 
When ordering one bottle the scheme is free to the public and is funded usually by your local Lions Club.
 
Where can I get one? 
You may find the bottles displayed in your local GP's surgery, Local Pharmacy, Local Lions Club. If you have any difficulty locating a bottle please contact the

REDDITCH LIONS ON 0845 833 5914 or send us an e-mail at 

 secretary@redditchlions.org.uk

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 in the 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 you fill in with your name, medicines, allergies & relatives contact details. And also two green stickers.
 

What do I have to do?  -- Fill in the form, put it in the bottle. 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.

 

A Life Saver  - Redditch Lions Club - 	⁃	Providing a service to your local community Lions Clubs throughout the UK are promoting a health initiative that enables people to keep their personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency – THE FRIDGE..  Redditch Lions are leading this initiative, known as 'Message in a Bottle' (MIAB) in Worcestershire. This scheme is FREE to the user. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can fall downstairs or collapse and be found unconscious in their own home  This scheme can therefore benefit anyone, including you. As a minimum, it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you, your emergency contacts and tell whether you have special medication or allergies.  It is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users, their friends and families. How does the scheme work The Lions Message In A Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location - The Fridge. A plastic container is supplied with a form and 2 green cross self adhesive stickers.  The form is completed, placed in the bottle and then in a compartment in the 'fridge'.  On the outside of the fridge door, 1 green cross sticker is placed, whilst the 2nd.  is placed beside the latch on the INSIDE of the exit door of the property. Any member of the emergency services, all of whom have been trained to look for these green cross stickers, will notice it and know where to find your details, especially medical conditions and medication.  In so doing, treatment can then begin straight away instead of waiting many minutes in getting to a hospital before assessment can begin.  This will then save precious time in diagnosis and return to health. 
Getting a bottle Bottles, which are free of charge, can normally be found in your local Chemist or Doctors Surgeries. The accompanying picture shows just such a chemist, Mr Kiran Patel of the Hillview Pharmacy in Bromsgrove Road, Redditch.  Mr Patel is extremely enthusiastic in helping the Lions to promote the scheme and will be only too happy to supply a bottle to a customer. Thanks to a number of other organisations, you may also find that you can obtain a bottle through your nearest Neighbourhood Watch group, Age Concern, Council Offices, Housing Associations and many other places.  If you are unable to find a Bottle at either your GP surgery or chemist, please contact Redditch Lions Club on 0845 833 5914.

Mr Kiran Patel of the Hillview Pharmacy in Bromsgrove Road, Redditch.

If you are a local surgery or a pharmancy we will be happy to give you free of charge a small counter top display box with 20 bottles in it.

Lions Clubs throughout the UK are promoting a health initiative that enables people to keep their personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency – THE FRIDGE.

Redditch Lions are leading this initiative, known as 'Message in a Bottle' (MIAB) in Worcestershire.

This scheme is FREE to the user. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can fall downstairs or collapse and be found unconscious in their own home  This scheme can therefore benefit anyone, including you. As a minimum, it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you, your emergency contacts and tell whether you have special medication or allergies.  It is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users, their friends and families.

How does the scheme work

The Lions Message In A Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location - The Fridge.

A plastic container is supplied with a form and 2 green cross self adhesive stickers.  The form is completed, placed in the bottle and then in a compartment in the 'fridge'.  On the outside of the fridge door, 1 green cross sticker is placed, whilst the 2nd.  is placed beside the latch on the INSIDE of the exit door of the property.

Any member of the emergency services, all of whom have been trained to look for these green cross stickers, will notice it and know where to find your details, especially medical conditions and medication.  In so doing, treatment can then begin straight away instead of waiting many minutes in getting to a hospital before assessment can begin.  This will then save precious time in diagnosis and return to health.

Getting a bottle

Bottles, which are free of charge, can normally be found in your local Chemist or Doctors Surgeries.

The accompanying picture shows just such a chemist, Mr Kiran Patel of the Hillview Pharmacy in Bromsgrove Road, Redditch.  Mr Patel is extremely enthusiastic in helping the Lions to promote the scheme and will be only too happy to supply a bottle to a customer.

Thanks to a number of other organisations, you may also find that you can obtain a bottle through your nearest Neighbourhood Watch group, Age Concern, Council Offices, Housing Associations and many other places.  If you are unable to find a Bottle at either your GP surgery or chemist, please contact Redditch Lions Club on 0845 833 5914.

Did you know that UK and Irish Lions have already given away over 5 million FREE MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE and that in Worcestershire the local Lions have give away over 12,000 and in Redditch the Redditch Lions have given out over 8,000 in the last 4 years. 

Lion Phil refilling MIAB display at Rolands Chemists in Redditch
 



 

 

 

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