Brighton Lions Club


Message in a Bottle - free to the user

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. 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.

This scheme is free to the user. Here's how it works:

Step 1 - complete the form  Step 1 - complete the form and put it into the bottle.Step 2 - put the bottle in the fridge Step 2 - place the bottle in the fridge.
Step 3 - put a sticker on the front doorStep 3 - place one green sticker on the inside of the front door.Step 4 - a sticker on the fridge  Step 4 - place the other sticker on the outside of the fridge door.
The emergency services are aware of the scheme and will use the information in an emergency.

Message in a Bottle is not solely a Lions initiative, but it is an initiative that Brighton Lions Club has adopted as a means of fulfilling our motto "We Serve".

Bottles are available at the following sites:

 Age UK, 29-31 Prestonville Road, Brighton;

 Asda Pharmacy, Crowhurst Road, Hollingbury;

 Burwash Pharmacy, Burwash Road, Hove;

 Chapel Royal, North Street, Brighton;

 Charter Medical Centre, 88 Davigdor Road, Hove;

 Coldean Library, Library Court, 24 Beatty Avenue, Coldean;

 Coldean Pharmacy, 10 Beatty Avenue, Coldean;

 Day Lewis Pharmacy, 12 Hollingbury Place, Brighton;

 Field's Pharmacy, 38-40 Eldred Avenue, Westdene;

 Hallifax Care, 297A Ditchling Road, Brighton;

 the Haven Practice, 100 Beaconsfield Villas, Brighton;

 Hollingbury Library, Carden Hill, Hollingbury;

 Kamson's Pharmacy, 175 Preston Road, Brighton;

 Kamson's Pharmacy, 50 The Highway, Moulsecoomb;

 Lloyds Pharmacy, Carden Hill Medical Centre, Hollingbury;

 Martlets Hospice charity shops;

 Matlock Pharmacy, 12 Matlock Road, Brighton;

 Moulsecoomb Library, The Highway, Moulsecoomb;

 North Laine Medical Centre, 12-14 Gloucester Street, Brighton;

 O'Flinn Pharmacy, 77-78 Islingword Road, Brighton;

 Patcham Library, Ladies Mile Road, Patcham;

 Patcham Pharmacy, 37 Ladies Mile Road, Patcham;

 Ross Chemists, 3 York Place, Brighton;

 Somerset Day Centre, 62 St James's Street, Brighton;

 Westdene Library, Bankside, Westdene;

 Whitehawk Library, 179A Whitehawk Road, Whitehawk.

We hope that there will be further outlets in Brighton & Hove shortly. In the meantime, if you would like a bottle you can telephone 0845 833 5765 or e-mail

If you are a chemist, doctor or have another suitable location for an outlet in the city, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us to ask for a supply of bottles free of charge.

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