Message in a Bottle - Supporting local people and the Emergency Services


Let the emergency services know your medical history.

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.

The bottle is kept in the fridge, where the emergency services will be able to find it in the event of being called to your home. They will know you have a bottle by the two labels displayed on the inside of the front door, or on the main entrance to your home, and the other is for the door of your fridge.

The bottle includes a form, where personal and medical information is detailed which helps emergency services personnel save valuable time in identifying an individual very quickly and knowing if they have any allergies or take special medication.

This scheme is free to the user. Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone with health problems can have an accident at home, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you.

As a minimum it will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you and your emergency contacts. By telling whether you have special medication or allergies or not, it is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users and their friends and families.

Bottles are free of charge and can be found in the Coop, One Stop on Bridge Street, St Peters Church, Wellesbourne, Barford Village Shop and at the Pharmacy in Kineton and Wellesbourne.

In the picture below we have Wellesbourne CO-OP Foodstore Manager, Gary, receiving extra supplies of Lions "Message in a Bottle" following an increase in demand during the Covid19 Virus pandemic.

If you are unable to find a Bottle, please contact us using the "Contact us" link below and we'll get one to you.

It's Free, all costs are paid for by Wellesbourne and District Lions, who are ordinary people doing amazing things.

Do you need a new form to go into your bottle? Then click HERE. Either Print it or Download it and the Print it. You can then replace the form in your bottle.

Do you want to watch a short video about Message in a Bottle? Then click HERE.

PLEASE NOTE: For reasons of confidentiality, Wellesbourne and District Lions do not keep a record of recipients of Message Bottles. The Club is not involved in the completion of the forms and cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of information therein.

The Lions motto is 'We serve'. This says it all.