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RAF Halton Medical Centre staff have been involved with the sewing of a RAF Historical Quilt. It has been designed by Practice Nurse Joy Rickcord and Locum Nurse Shirley Stant, an army veteran. Pictures and photographs relating to the RAF from the Roundel to St Clement Danes Church, to a range of aircraft were gathered and sent to a company who transferred them onto fabric. The fabric pictures were then sewn together to make up the quilt.

Medical Centre Sewing Bee
Image by: RAF Halton Photographic Section

The quilt was started in March 2019 with many lunchtimes and some weekends taken up with sewing since. It is still not complete due to the ongoing evolvement of new ideas being contributed by those creating it however the result will be a work of art.

Joy said: “Shirley has approached other businesses for raffle prize donations and has produced a book with names of all the participants who have been a part of the adventure, for the winner to have. The date for the raffle is Saturday 4th April at the RAFA Annual Conference in Bedfordshire who the money collected will go to, so there is still time for people to buy tickets."

This has been a real labour of love for the Regional Medical Centre and the Station personnel who have helped. Pictured are Joy Rickcord and Shirley Stant. 

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