Lifeboat volunteers are bringing bedtime stories to life for children across Norfolk this Christmas.

The crew at RNLI Cromer have been busy recording popular bedtime stories while out at sea and around the station to raise vital funds to continue their lifesaving work.

The fundraising idea came from Emma Tuck, a volunteer member of the crew who works at a local school.

"We were doing some bedtime stories at the school and it gave me an idea to do something with our crew," she said.

"I thought our crew dressed in their famous yellow crew kit narrating a story would be a unique and fun way to engage the children in reading and also to learn more about our lifesaving volunteer crew.

"I asked our coxswains Paul and Danny if they could read a story from the lifeboat in their yellows. We watched the first one and all thought it was brilliant, and so the idea was born to involve the crew and create a fundraiser for the station."

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North Norfolk News: The RNLI lifeboat at the end of Cromer's famous pierThe RNLI lifeboat at the end of Cromer's famous pier (Image: Adam Barker)

Paul Watling, RNLI coxswain and mechanic, said: "I thought it was such an inspiring and original idea and wanted to share it with all our supporters.

"It creates a unique way to raise vital lifesaving funds for our station. I am so grateful to Emma for bringing the idea to us and starting our journey to create our Cromer RNLI bedtime stories series.

"The crew have all been fantastic in agreeing to getting involved and being filmed at various locations in and around the station and lifeboats.

"I would love to see this go viral and bring happiness to lots of families and raise money for the station". 

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The first story to launch the fundraiser is read by Polly Clarke - the station’s volunteer lifeboat operations manager.

The stories will be released weekly via Facebook, starting on Saturday, November 4.

You can donate to RNLI Cromer by visiting