At the monthly meeting of the Sussex Quilters' we took a decision on which charity to support as part of the forthcoming exhibition in October 2015. A group quilt would be made using a variety of 12" blocks, the predominant colours would be black and white with a dash of a plain colour in each block. The quilt would be raffled and the proceeds would go to the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Service. Now definitely the money would be going to a good cause, but actually I knew next to nothing about the Air Ambulance, how that was to change within the space of a very few days.

In fact just after a week later my husband was involved in a cycle accident on Worthing's seafront cycle path. His injuries and outlook were so serious that the Air Ambulance was called and following some intensive on the scene care he was airlifted to St George's Hospital in Tooting. I am delighted to say that following some ups and downs he has now made a complete recovery, all thanks to the extraordinary care and dedication given by the local ambulance service, the Police and of course the Kent Surrey Sussex Air Ambulance Service. Now that's what I call a coincidence!

The Sussex Quilters' Exhibition will be held on October 10th 2015 at Shoreham Community Centre, Shoreham-By-Sea, West Sussex BN43 5WU. The exhibition will be open between 10.00 and 4.00. However, if you wish to buy raffle tickets at the cost of £1 each before the day please contact

Sussex Quilters' meet on the first Wednesday of the month at Southwick Community Centre. For further information contact Anne Moncrieff 01273 328215 or Angela Avis 01273 595369