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RNLI Sail Boat Doorstop

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Manufacturer: RNLI / Type: Doorstop

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      26.12.2012 18:21
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      The doorstop works, looks lovely, and if you buy you'll be supporting the RNLI charity.

      Ahoy there, my hearties! It's time that you help out the RNLI. How about buying this lovely doorstop as a nice contribution to the charity? The Royal National Lifeboat Institution is a fantastic charity and I fear people who haven't lived by the coast but only gone on holiday there may forget how valuable the RNLI are to us. About the charity: Amazing people volunteer their time to keep us safe at sea and rescue people from treacherous conditions. They risk their own lives for people who get into trouble. The brave lifeboat crew are on call day and night and here's the astounding part the government DO NOT provide any funding to support their vital work. The RNLI relies completely on public donations yet it is our costal emergency service. This is shocking. RNLI Sailboat Doorstop: This weighted, cotton, sailboat doorstop is charming and will be a talking piece in your home for all the right reasons. It holds open the door between the lounge and dining area allowing through access. This is good because the pine door blows open when windy outside. The sailboat is chunky and won't be blown over. This doorstop weight is cushioned so there are no sharp parts jutting out. Toes are protected from being stubbed but there's nothing to be done if you aren't looking where you're going and trip over it! The doorstop measures 25 x 23 x 10cm (10 x 9 x 4 inches). The boat is a patriotic red, white and blue pleasure seaside item. The blues are a reflection of the way the sea looks sometimes various light conditions. There's no obvious separation between the mainsail and the headsail as the boat is an all in one object with no separate parts. Aside from a cheery red flag which is the only part that just protrudes from the bulk of the sail boat. This colour is an echo of the red circles which represent portholes in the hull. It is perfect for a coastal home but is also a wonderful reminder of the coast and happy memories, when living further inland. It is a happy reminder of the seaside and our beautiful coastline. Time to begin your journey with the RNLI: Weigh anchor and sail the seas but if you're a landlubber that hasn't got the legs or the head for sailing the seas than please support this wonderful organisation. Do consider buying this item which, today, is on sale for £9.95 instead of £12.95: I purchased this in late spring from an RNLI shop in North Wales. However, it can be purchased online but P&P is £4.95. There is also a donation and gift aid option available. Remember they are lifesavers. Lifeboat stations are being closed due to funding problems. One day it could be you, your family or friend that need their help. Without the support of the public the RNLI will no longer exist and the next time you are stranded off-shore, injured or in danger, they will not be there to rescue you. Please, take the time to explore their website and consider making a donation. Set your sails a rippling in the breeze and allow yourself a journey with the RNLI.

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        04.05.2012 14:02
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        A lovely gift for yourself or someone else

        I thought that it was about time that I sat still for a few minutes to write a review! I am conscious that I haven't been here very much just lately as we are getting progressively busier on our lifeboat shop. It's going well and I am finding lots of things to review for you but I just need the time to write them! Anyway - enough waffle - the product I am going to review today is the Sail Boat Doorstop which was originally priced at £12.95 but has since been reduced to £9.95. Sadly, even though I gave Dooyoo the link to the picture on the RNLI site, they have chosen not to show it but, if you want to see it, go to http://www.rnlishop.org.uk/ and search for doorstop. For my next trick I will attempt to describe the doorstop to you - read my description, get an image in your mind, then take a look at the website and see if I am any good at describing things! The doorstop is 25cm tall, 23cm wide at its widest part and 10cm deep. If you are like me and still think in feet and inches that's 10 by 9 by 4 inches. It is made in the shape of a sail boat - hence the name! The bottom part is the boat itself and the top part is shape of a sail with a little flag on the very top. The outer cover is a strong cotton material and the back of the boat is plain pale blue. The front is mid blue across the bottom with a line of red dots. The sail part has a double vertical line of red dashes splitting the sail into two sections. The smaller one on the left in dark blue with a cream band across the middle and the larger one on the right has blue and white vertical stripes. The flag on the top is bright red. The whole thing looks very attractive and is heavy enough to keep an ordinary door open whilst being soft enough not to hurt if you accidentally stub your toe on it! When I say an ordinary door I mean one that does not have a spring on the top to make it close automatically. We tried one on the door to the shop (which does have a spring) and the door gradually closed as the doorstop wasn't heavy enough to hold it against the strength of the spring. This is essentially a doorstop to use at home then where it is unlikely that your doors will have springs atop them. If you order this time directly from the RNLI website you will have to pay an extra £4.95 in postage but, of course if you buy from your local shop, you can take it away there and then and there's no postage to pay! So, there you are then, a pretty blue doorstop which will do a splendid job and indirectly help to save someone's life - it doesn't get better than that!

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