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Message in a bottle 

Message in a bottle 

What is it?

Its a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their basic personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge!

What does it do?

It saves the Emergency Services valuable time if they need to enter a property in an emergency situation. Not only does it help to identify who you are it also identifies if you have special medication or allergies. It is not only a potential lifesaver, but also it provides peace of mind to you, your friends and family by knowing that prompt medical treatment is provided and that the next of kin and emergency contacts are notified.

Who is it for? Anyone particularly if they live on their own.

Whilst it is focused on the more vulnerable people in a community, anyone can have an accident in the home, so this scheme can benefit anyone.

What does it cost?

When ordering one bottle the scheme is free to the public and is funded by Woking local Lions Club.

You may find the bottles displayed in your local GP’s surgery, Local Pharmacy, Local Lions Club. If you have any difficulty locating a bottle please contact Lions Clubs Headquarters 0845 833 2747.

Who knows about it?

All Emergency Services are aware of the Message in a Bottle scheme, by displaying the green stickers in your home, the emergency services will locate the bottle in the fridge and use the forms inside to ensure you are treated quickly which can save time and save lives.

What's in the bottle?

form you fill in with your name, medicines, allergies & relatives contact details. And also two green stickers.

What do I have to do?

Fill in the form which is in the bottle and replace it in the bottle. Put the bottle in your fridge. Put one green sticker on your fridge door and the other green sticker on the INSIDE of your house door.


Project Wenceslas

Helping local families keeping their homes heated


The funds are raised from donations by the general local public who divert their home heat allowance to this very worthy cause. The event is an annual pet campaign with Lions' Club in Surrey and one of the many projects the club is involved in making Woking and district a better place to live.

If you would like to donate any or all of your Government allowance this coming winter this can be made by sending your cheque payable to Woking Lions Club and marked on the back CA - Project Wenceslas to Appleby, Bury Lane, Horsell Woking GU21 4RT.


Lions Recycle for Sight


Eyeglass Recycling


Changing Lives, One Pair at a Time

In just about any dresser drawer, one can find a pair of spectacles that are no longer being used. That same pair of spectacles can change another person's life.

Lions Recycle for Sight

That's why we started the Lions Recycle for Sight programme. Everyone can help.

Throughout the year, Lions, Leos and other volunteers collect used spectacles and deliver them to regional Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centres (LERCs). LERC volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.

Spectacle Recycling – How You Can Help

Donate glasses and change someone's life. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain his/her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive. Everyday, our recycled spectacles programmes do all of this and more. Here's how you can donate glasses and help.

Drop Your Eyeglasses in Lions Collection Boxes

You can drop off your usable eyewear at Lions-sponsored collection boxes in Sainsbury or Bayfields in Woking Town Centre and Woking Hospice. For information specific to locations in your community, contact us on 0845 8332747.