Crosshaven RNLI to open its doors for special reading of children’s Christmas book

25 November 2015
By Bryan Smyth

Christmas is coming early to children in Crosshaven, Co Cork, with the RNLI hosting a special reading of their children’s Christmas story at Crosshaven Lifeboat Station tomorrow Thursday 26 November from 10am.

Approximately 90 children are expected to come to the lifeboat station to enjoy three readings of The Big Christmas Rescue children’s book, read by crew member Kieran Coniry. The three school groups attending are from Scoil Bhride, Crosshaven Boys National School and Templebreedy National School.

Event: RNLI Christmas book reading of The Big Christmas Rescue
Venue: Crosshaven RNLI lifeboat station
Date/time: 10am- 12 Noon, Tomorrow Thursday 26 November

Tour of lifeboat station
As well as enjoying a special reading of the book, the children will also be shown around the lifeboat station, including seeing the station’s lifeboat.

The Big Christmas Rescue children’s book can be personalised to put young readers at the centre of a magical festive story.

The story 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.

To order a personalised copy of The Big Christmas Rescue, go to* The last order date for the book to guarantee delivery before Christmas is Sunday 13 December 2015.

All profits from book sales will be used to fund the charity’s lifesaving services, delivered by volunteer lifeboat crews and lifeguards who between them rescued 10,496 people last year.

*The book is available to purchase online in hardback for approximately €20.50 and in paperback for an estimated €13.75 excluding P&P. Please note that payments will be received by the RNLI’s UK-registered sales company in sterling, so costs will vary depending on conversion rates and individual bank charges. A special, personalised inscription can be included in the hardback version of the book.

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