Message in a BottleAbbreviated to MIAB, it is a simple piece of paper asking pertinent questions that contains vital information about you, directed at the Emergency Services. This allows them to make quick and accurate decisions on what action to take at the point of contact, which could save your life in an emergency at home. A white plastic bottle containing a form containing vital information about you that could save your life due to the speed with which the Emergency Services could respond to your individual needs.

The bottle is placed where the Emergency Services are trained to look, in the refrigerator door. A green cross sticker is placed on the inside of the main house door, or where it is considered would be most obvious and another sticker on the door of the fridge.

The information provided should include where you keep your medication and latest prescription, contact details, major medical conditions, personal doctor and anything considered necessary that would need attention in those first critical moments.

ALL INFORMATION MUST BE KEPT UP TO DATE
NOW AVAILABLE FREE IN KNOWLE VILLAGE HALL and KNOWLE LIBRARY

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The sun was up on 14th March (yes sun – it is yellow) and the expensively assembled elite squad of Knowle Society, Solihull MBC & K&D Lions stood outside the library ready to attack Knowle High Street & Precinct.

They searched every nook & cranny and filled their sacks with all manner of debris.

That’s the target for this year’s Great Spec Collect

With help from our 3 local opticians – Alan Tyler in Dorridge, Bannisters and Vision Express in Knowle and yourselves, we have just parcelled up 920 pairs and sent them to our sister Lions Club in Chichester, who will sort them and then send them around the world where they can do most good.


Paul Wheatley K & D Lions Community Services Committee Chair thanked everyone for the great team effort and the strong start towards our target of collecting 2020 pairs of specs in 2020.

The Knowle Society has recently taken the red telephone box in Knowle High Street into its care and paid to have it refurbished as an iconic feature in the middle of the Village.

So next time you are passing and wondering what use it is being put to, please stop to read our latest membership, Message in a Bottle & Great Spec Collect notices. Perhaps they will inspire you to come and help our endeavors

 

 

The perfect combination of our caring residents coupled with great support from our three local opticians (Alan Tyler, Bannisters & Vision Express) resulted in 750 pairs of specs being sent to our sister Lions Club in Chichester who after sorting them distribute them over the world to where they can do most good.

You, Them, Them, Them, We and You again

  • You, in the seven months ended January, residents of Knowle and Dorridge have dug out 1054 pairs of old specs.
  • Them,  Alan Tyler in Dorridge, Bannisters and Vision Express in Knowle have collected them on behalf of Lions
  • Them, Parcel Force have collected and delivered them (free of charge) to our sister Club in Chichester
  • Them, in Chichester the Lions will sort them and send them all over the world to where they can do most good.
  • We, in Knowle and Dorridge Lions, would like to say thank you to everyone for giving the Great Spec Collect their support.
  • You again: The Great Spec Collect continues and we hope you will remember to leave your old specs at our Knowle and Dorridge opticians

With wonderful support from our three local opticians (Alan Tyler, Bannisters Eye Care & Vision Express) our community have donated 1040 pairs of used specs in the six months ending 30th June 2018. With a Free of Charge service from Parcel Force these specs have been sent to our sister Club in Chichester who will sort them and send them all over the world to where they can do most good.

Thank you for your continued support.

In the 6 months to Christmas 2017 the joint efforts of our community and our three supporting opticians:-

  • Alan Tyler in Dorridge
  • Bannisters Eye Care in Knowle
  • Vision Express in Knowle

have resulted in 865 pairs of used spectacles being collected, which will soon to packaged up and sent to our sister Lions Club in Chichester who will after sorting them distribute them to eye clinics in Papua New Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria and Nepal.

Thanks and well done, but it does not stop there and our opticians will be happy to receive your glasses through to the end of June.

Following the success of our used glasses collection initiative in Knowle & Dorridge collecting over 2,000 pairs over the last 2 Spring periods, with support from our local opticians, we have decided it should run on and all through 2018.

There is no age restriction for participating in our MiaB scheme which is supported by our local Paramedic and Ambulance service. Free bottles are available in both Knowle and Dorridge Village Halls. Why not pick yours up today – it could save your life.

After hearing about our Message in a Bottle (MiaB) scheme Lindsay Shepherd, Scheme Manager at Banning Court in Dorridge requested and received 40 bottles for their older residents.

 

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