Win a patchwork pirate quilt and help support West Mersea RNLI

Lifeboats News Release

A local lady and expert quilter, Sheila Gray, has kindly donated a beautiful big handmade quilt to West Mersea RNLI to help save lives at sea.

RNLI/Leafy Dumas

The donated handmade quilt

The quilt measures 75 x 56 inches (just over six foot long by just under five foot wide) and is made from printed fabric pictures of sea creatures, pirates and their boats set in different shades and patterns of blue fabric. The quilt is ideal for both children and adults.

West Mersea RNLI is selling tickets to win the quilt for just £1 each. Tickets can be bought from the shop ‘Myrtle and Rose’ (near the West Mersea library) where the quilt is also on display.

The winner will be drawn on Saturday March 3 at the RNLI Sea Shanty evening in the Mersea Museum.

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For more information please contact Leafy Dumas, RNLI Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer on: 01206 386507 or 07761 303597. Or email: [email protected]

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