Lest We Forget quilt commemorates 100 years

QUILT: L-R Judy Chappell, Bev Small, Pauline James- Deputy President and Recruitment Officer of the CCWA and Mavis Goodlad- Area Councillor for the RSL Women's Auxilliary. Seated is Nancy Farraway.
QUILT: L-R Judy Chappell, Bev Small, Pauline James- Deputy President and Recruitment Officer of the CCWA and Mavis Goodlad- Area Councillor for the RSL Women's Auxilliary. Seated is Nancy Farraway. Christian Morrow

TO CELEBRATE 100 years of the Australian defence forces, the RSL's Central Council of Women's Auxiliary has created a Lest We Forget quilt.

Thousands of auxiliary members from across Australia have contributed squares to the quilt, with Byron Shire residents Nancy Farraway, Bev Small and her sister Judy Chappell contributing.

Instigator of the project, Pauline James, deputy president and recruitment officer of the CCWA, said that quilts were a great representation of people's recollections, wishes dreams and messages.

"Creating the quilt seemed to be the most natural way to represent the proud tradition of our Australian servicemen and women," said Ms James.

"They also symbolise the gratitude felt by all Australians for their bravery and sacrifice, both past present."

The quilt will be on display this week at the Byron Bay Services Club and will eventually be raffled, with the proceeds donated to DefenceCare

To purchase tickets, contact the CCWA from 10am-3pm Tuesday- Thursday on 0416 247 635 or email:

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