Message in a Bottle
Lions Clubs' Message in a Bottle (known within Lions as MIAB) is a simple but effective way for people to keep their basic personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge.
Message in a Bottle helps emergency services personnel to save valuable time in identifying an individual very quickly and alerting them to allergies or special medication.
More than six million Message in a Bottle kits have been distributed by Lions Clubs in the British Isles to people with conditions such as diabetes, allergies, disabilities and life-threatening illnesses.
Who uses the Message in a bottle?
Paramedics, police, fire-fighters 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. The initiative provides peace of mind that prompt and appropriate medical assistance can be provided, and next of kin / emergency contacts can be notified.
How can I obtain a Message in a bottle kit?
Clubs are able to provide Message in a Bottle within their local communities free of charge thanks to fund-raising and generous donations from the public and businesses. It is not just vulnerable people who benefit from Message in a Bottle. Anyone with health conditions could have an accident at home.
You may request a Message in a Bottle using the panel or details below.
What is in the kit?
The Message in a Bottle kit includes a form, where personal and medical information is detailed. This is placed in the bottle (with its distinctive green branding), which is stored in the fridge. Two stickers are provided: one for the fridge door and the other for the inside of the front door of the premises.