Message in a Bottle

Some money raised finances a life-saving project helping frail, elderly and those living alone to store vital medical and personal information for use of emergency services. The “Message in a Bottle” scheme was started by a police officer in Perth, Scotland and has been taken up by Lions and other clubs around the country. People taking part fill in a short form with name, doctor, medication and other useful information.

The information is stored in a plastic bottle in the fridge – an easily-identifiable location. A label is placed inside the front door of the house and on the fridge to draw attention of emergency services. Free kits are available from doctors’ surgeries, pharmacists and other locations.

For help obtaining a bottle, or questions, email or telephone the helpline 0845 833 7426.


Doctors’ Surgeries

Davenport House Surgery, Bowers Way
Elms Medical Practice, 5 Stewart Road
Village Surgery, Amenbury Lane


Boots the Chemist, 23 High Street
Manor Pharmacy, 3 Leyton Green
Manor Pharmacy, 136 Southdown Road
Springfield Pharmacy, 19 High Street
Topkins, 6 Station Road Others

Harpenden Memorial Hospital (Red House), Carlton Road:

District Nurses Team and Paramedic Response Unit
Helping Hand Group, c/o Day Centre, Leyton Road


The Health Centre, Hawks Drive, Lamb Lane
Crown Pharmacy, 70 High Street
Redbourn Care Group, Village Hall, High Street


The Village Surgery, Marford Road
Manor Pharmacy, 2 High Street
Wheathampstead Welfare Group, Pilgrim Cottage, Coleman Green


Flamstead Store and Post Office, 21 High Street


Kimpton Surgery, 9 High Street


Lambert Chemist, 40 High Street