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Last Update 07 September 2017

MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE
Formerly known as Bottle In The Fridge.
This scheme was originated by Tayside Police and taken up by Kendal Lions Club.
The Littleborough Lions Club took up the scheme in 2003, closely followed by Lions Clubs in the local area.
It is now a project throughout Britain and Ireland.
WHAT IS THIS SCHEME ABOUT?
This is a voluntary scheme intended for use by anyone who feels vulnerable while living at home.
The scheme provides the emergency services with vital details of any illness or allergy,
if they are called to your home as a result of sudden illness or personal accident.
It also provides details of someone to contact, Next of kin, for example.
THERE ARE NO AGE LIMITS
Young and old are eligible.

HOW DOES THE SCHEME WORK?
Your details are stored in a liveried plastic container(Shown in pictures below), which is kept in your fridge.
Two small stickers, unique to the scheme and known to the emergency services and other caring agencies,
are attached within your house, one to your fridge door and the other inside your front door.

WHAT HAVE I TO DO?
You can pick up a plastic container from your local surgery.
This contains a form and 2 square labels.
Complete the form - (Medical information can be obtained from your GP).
Place the form back into the plastic container provided and close the lid.
Store the container in your fridge. Put a square sticker on the fridge door near to the handle.
Put the other square sticker on an inside door or panel within the hallway.
If more than one member of the household suffers from an illness or allergy, please ensure that all forms are kept inside one container only. If there are occupants of the same sex living at the address, please attach a passport size photos to the forms
These containers (Shown above to left and right)  are currently sponsored by The Greater Manchester PTC and are FREE OF CHARGE.
Picture of plastic container that is kept in the fridge Picture of plastic container that is kept in the fridge