A festive book for the RNLI

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A heart-warming new children’s Christmas book, which can be personalised to put young readers at the centre of a magical festive story, is now on sale – with all profits supporting the RNLI’s lifesaving work.

Written by the RNLI’s Senior Editor Rory Stamp, and illustrated by award-winning Hannah Cumming, the buyer can select the name, gender and skin tone of the child at the heart of this festive story, making it a truly unique gift. So whether this book is being 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 heart of the story.

Shane O’Neill, a crew member at Portrush lifeboat station, to the Times: ‘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, with all profits helping the RNLI save lives at sea.

“This Christmas, volunteer lifeboat crew members in Portrush will be on call, ready to drop everything.”

The book is priced at £9.95 and is available to order online at RNLISHOP.org/BigRescue. The last order date for The Big Christmas Rescue to guarantee delivery before Christmas is Monday, December 15.

Portrush RNLI launched 47 times during the year bringing 33 people to safety.