Message in a Bottle (MIAB)

Thorne Rural Lions are involved in the Message in a bottle project.

Within Thorne we provide the containers for use by the local Message in a Bottle Scheme. The Message in a Bottle project provides the emergency services with a known location for essential information in the event of an accident or sudden illness of people living on their own.

It consists of a form for the essential information. This information is then stored in a specially provided container in the individuals fridge. A sticker is also provided to be placed in a visible location near the main door.

The Bottle scheme is provided free of charge and they can usually be found in your local Chemist or Doctors Surgeries around Doncaster.

School in a Box

We collected 7000 books and this was collected buy all the clubs members in one year well done Keeleigh and Kelly-Ann who started the book collection off for us & since that time many more books have been collected & sent to York were the late George Bennett organized them to be sorted & batched out to among other places were they are needed most such as the Lions schools & orphanages in Sri Lanka we the Lions are asking the public to give books to this most worthwhile project to help people through out the world.


You can drop off your usable eyewear& hearing aids at Lions-sponsored collection boxes in your community. Typical locations include libraries, schools, community centres, places of worship, coffee shops, optometrist offices and other public locations where communities socialize and get together. For information specific to locations in your community, contact your local Lions club.

Donate glasses and change someone’s life. Imagine if you could help a child read. An adult succeed in his job. A senior maintain her independence. And provide a community with more opportunities to grow and thrive.

Everyday, our recycled eyeglass programs do all of this and more. Here’s how you can donate glasses and help.

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