NICE WORK: Philip Gibson, from the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter service, accepts a Tudor doll?s house made by Alstonvil
NICE WORK: Philip Gibson, from the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter service, accepts a Tudor doll?s house made by Alstonvil

Tudor-style doll?s home goes on the market



SELF-TAUGHT woodworker Shirley Fletcher spent five months building a Tudor-style doll's house, only to realise she had nowhere to put it.

The 68-year-old, of Alstonville, decided to donate the house, worth more than $3000, to the Westpac Lifesaver Rescue Helicopter service for it to sell.

"I made it for the fun of it and then I didn't know what to do with it. My neighbour suggested I donate it to the helicopter," she said.

"There's a lot of work in the doll house; you have to cut every little piece.

"It's very fiddly."

Shirley said the rooftop alone was painstaking.

"I covered the roof in poly filter, waited until it was partially dry, before drawing the brick lines in and individually painting each brick," she said.

Westpac Helicopter fundraiser Philip Gibson said he wanted to give locals a chance to tender for the doll's house before it was put on eBay.

"It would be nice to see it go to a local person. We're giving people until May 20 to put in a bid," he said.

For more details contact: 6621 4274.



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