Heart-warming-Christmas-book-to-help-save-lives-at-sea

Byline: A wonderful children’s Christmas book, which can be personalised to put young readers at the heart of the festive story, will help fund the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) lifesaving work.
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The Big Christmas Rescue is set on a wet and windy Christmas Eve night when most children are tucked up in bed. But when Santa crashes his sleigh in the sea, volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew members go to the rescue – with the help of a very special child.

The buyer can select the name, gender and skin tone of the child at the heart of the story, making it a truly unique gift. It’s the perfect Christmas gift, whether the book is bought for a son or daughter, a grandchild, niece or nephew – the little loved one will be thrilled to flick through the pages and see themselves at the centre of the story.

New this Christmas, the book is available as a hardback for the child to treasure forever. This version also provides the opportunity to include a special, personalised inscription to the recipient.

Rory Stamp, 38, is editor of the RNLI’s Lifeboat magazine and he wrote this festive story largely in his own time. Based at the RNLI’s headquarters in Poole, Dorset, he has written many reports of heroism and drama over the 10 years he’s worked for the lifesaving charity.

‘When I wrote the story, I was able to try it out on my daughters Lucie and Hattie – the most honest and beautiful critics I could possibly have found. It is wonderful to see this book being well-loved, introducing children to the RNLI as well as raising money to help keep volunteer lifeboat crews equipped, trained and safe,’ said Rory.

The book is priced at £9.95 for paperback or £14.95 for the hardback version. It is available to order online at RNLISHOP.org/BigRescue. The last order date for The Big Christmas Rescue to guarantee delivery before Christmas is Sunday 13 December.

Michael Nield, crew member at Tower lifeboat station in central London, said: ‘The Big Christmas Rescue can be personalised so that your little loved one is the star of the story. It is a lovely book and it will make an ideal gift for young children. As usual this Christmas, volunteer lifeboat crew members across the UK and Ireland will be on call, ready to drop everything and save lives at sea when the pager goes off.’

The Big Christmas Rescue is beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Hannah Cumming. The Bristol illustrator was shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Award in 2012 for her book The Lost Stars.

Over last year’s festive period – from 24 Dec 2014 to 1 January 2015 – RNLI lifeboat crews launched 104 times, rescuing 75 people and saving 4 lives.

RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Luke Blissett, RNLI PR Officer, on 01202 663184 or email luke_blissett@RNLI.org.uk. Alternatively, call the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 or email pressoffice@rnli.org.uk.

Byline: A wonderful children’s Christmas book, which can be personalised to put young readers at the heart of the festive story, will help fund the Royal National Lifeboat Institution’s (RNLI) lifesaving work.
Page Content:

The Big Christmas Rescue is set on a wet and windy Christmas Eve night when most children are tucked up in bed. But when Santa crashes his sleigh in the sea, volunteer RNLI lifeboat crew members go to the rescue – with the help of a very special child.

The buyer can select the name, gender and skin tone of the child at the heart of the story, making it a truly unique gift. It’s the perfect Christmas gift, whether the book is bought for a son or daughter, a grandchild, niece or nephew – the little loved one will be thrilled to flick through the pages and see themselves at the centre of the story.

New this Christmas, the book is available as a hardback for the child to treasure forever. This version also provides the opportunity to include a special, personalised inscription to the recipient.

Rory Stamp, 38, is editor of the RNLI’s Lifeboat magazine and he wrote this festive story largely in his own time. Based at the RNLI’s headquarters in Poole, Dorset, he has written many reports of heroism and drama over the 10 years he’s worked for the lifesaving charity.

‘When I wrote the story, I was able to try it out on my daughters Lucie and Hattie – the most honest and beautiful critics I could possibly have found. It is wonderful to see this book being well-loved, introducing children to the RNLI as well as raising money to help keep volunteer lifeboat crews equipped, trained and safe,’ said Rory.

The book is priced at £9.95 for paperback or £14.95 for the hardback version. It is available to order online at RNLISHOP.org/BigRescue. The last order date for The Big Christmas Rescue to guarantee delivery before Christmas is Sunday 13 December.

Michael Nield, crew member at Tower lifeboat station in central London, said: ‘The Big Christmas Rescue can be personalised so that your little loved one is the star of the story. It is a lovely book and it will make an ideal gift for young children. As usual this Christmas, volunteer lifeboat crew members across the UK and Ireland will be on call, ready to drop everything and save lives at sea when the pager goes off.’

The Big Christmas Rescue is beautifully illustrated by the award-winning Hannah Cumming. The Bristol illustrator was shortlisted for the Portsmouth Book Award in 2012 for her book The Lost Stars.

Over last year’s festive period – from 24 Dec 2014 to 1 January 2015 – RNLI lifeboat crews launched 104 times, rescuing 75 people and saving 4 lives.

RNLI media contacts
For more information please contact Luke Blissett, RNLI PR Officer, on 01202 663184 or email luke_blissett@RNLI.org.uk. Alternatively, call the RNLI Press Office on 01202 336789 or email pressoffice@rnli.org.uk.