Message in a Bottle

Emergency information Scheme



  • Free to the User
  • A low tech, simple to use emergency information scheme
  • Endorsed by the emergency services
  • Above all a potential Lifesaver & comfort to the user, family & friends

Message in a Bottle is not solely a Lions initiative, however many Lions Clubs across the country support and promote this national scheme as one means of fulfilling the motto “We Serve”.

Paddock Wood Lions are now supporting this scheme in our area.

The Message in a Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their important personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge! This is where the emergency services expect to find it. They will know its there because of 2 stickers, one on the inside of front door or main entrance and one on the fridge door.
It can save vital time and really helps the emergency service providing them with vital information when its needed. Whilst focused on the more vulnerable people in our community, anyone can have an accident at home, so this scheme can benefit anyone.

Paddock Wood Lions began supporting the scheme in 2008 in the Staplehurst area where over 200 bottles were initially distributed.

We have now launched the scheme in other areas that we cover:
Paddock Wood, Brenchley, Matfield, Horsmonden, Yalding, Marden, Collier Street, and Five Oak Green.

AVAILABLE FREE from your local Health Centres, Surgeries & Chemists.