Southall Day Centre promotes Lions Message in a Bottle scheme

Message in a bottle

Southall Day Centre has helped distribute nearly 100 Lions Club ‘messages in a bottle’ to people with medical conditions who live alone, those who don’t speak English and others at risk.

‘Message in a Bottle’ initiative is a simple, but effective, way for people to keep essential personal and medical details where they can be found in an emergency – the fridge.

More than five million Message in a Bottle kits have been distributed by Lions Clubs in the UK in recent years to people with conditions such as diabetes, allergies, disabilities and life-threatening illnesses. Read more:

The bottles are supplied free of charge thanks to generous donations from the public and businesses.  Paramedics, police, fire-fighters and social services support this initiative and know to look in the fridge when they see the Lions Message in a Bottle stickers.  The scheme has been praised by the emergency services.

Southall Day Centre Manager, Santosh Kanwar explains: “This is a scheme that we can use to help vulnerable people in an emergency.  We have already completed kits for nearly 100 people. We are targeting people with medical conditions who live alone, those who do not speak English and others who are at risk.”

Lions President Bipin Suchak said: “Southall Lions Club has a long history of supporting Southall Day Centre and noted that Lions member Chirantan Shukla had served on Southall Day Centre’s Board of Directors for many years. We are delighted that Southall Day Centre  is helping to deliver this initiative, which will greatly benefit vulnerable people in the community.”

This initiative fits into Southall Day Centre’s wider work which delivers various health and social care schemes which are linked to and complement social services and local NHS services.

 For further information please contact Sukhwant Sandher, development officer at Southall Day Centre, on 020 8843 1893 or sukhwant.sandher@chg.org.uk