Queen's Diamond Jubilee Prize Draw

A fabulous scale model of our Dunkirk Little Ship is the top prize in a raffle to raise funds towards Endeavour's upkeep and our expanding community programme.
Internationally renowned model maker John Bertola of Super Yachts Super Models from Leigh, has built a 1/25th scale model of the boat as the top prize to be awarded later this year.

The water-line model to be raffled is valued at £3,000. It has sails hoisted as it tacks through the sea which John makes using dental plaster, oil and cellulose paints.

John has been building model ships and aircraft for over twenty-five years and his work is displayed in museums and board rooms around the world.

Our little ship will be the 12th Endeavour he has built. The other eleven are of the restored J Class racing yacht. As that vessel has changed hands, the new owners have bought display models to adorn their homes and offices.

Perfection is John's aim with every job he tackles and high auction prices when a Bertola model is sold shows he achieves it. Christie's, the auctioneers, has sold many over the years and regard them as 'works of art'.

"I don't want people coming along and saying I haven't got some detail correct," he says. "I work from plans where possible and go aboard the real thing to make sure I get things right."

The other notable prizes, generously donated, are:
Two books of five £1 tickets were enclosed with print copies of this newsletter and further books are available from Reta, Finlay & Peter Dolby.
Please return cash or cheque, payable to the Leigh-on-Sea Endeavour Trust, together with the counterfoils & any unsold tickets to Finlay Marshall at the address shown on the ticket.

This is a golden opportunity for the Trust to raise much needed funds and we are indebted to the kind and generous donations of the prize donors, John Bertola, Howard Robinson, Ian James, Osborne Bros. Ltd. and Stockvale Ltd.


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