Message in a Bottle

The little bottle that saves lives

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.

Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can have an accident at home, so this scheme can benefit anyone, including you. If an accident or illness occurs at home 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.

The Message in a Bottle scheme is free and involves simply completing a medical/contact form, inserting it in the plastic bottle provided, and placing the bottle in the fridge. Two stickers are also provided, one to put on the door of the fridge and one just inside the front door to alert the emergency services in the event of an accident or illness at home.

You can collect your free Message in a Bottle, containing a medical/contact form and two stickers from Cranleigh Medical Practice, the larger Boots in Cranleigh or direct from the Cranleigh Lions. Please call 0345 833 2711, or send an email to and we will get one to you.

Message in a Bottle is a nationwide Lions scheme, so if you have relatives or friends outside of Cranleigh that could benefit you can contact their local Lions club, for more details see the UK Lions Clubs International website