Storybook Waves

Storybook Waves helps members of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines maintain the link with their children by recording a bedtime story for them to listen to when a parent is serving away from home.

The Royal Navy and Royal Marines deploy more frequently than personnel in the other services. Leaving loved ones behind when serving overseas or on board a ship, is a feature of life in the most 'separated service.' These separations can be especially difficult for children. Storybook Waves exists to help maintain the link between parent and child, no matter how far apart they may be.

Storybook Waves provides facilities for anyone serving away from home to record a bedtime story for their child. Once recorded, trained volunteer editors add a soundtrack and create a personalised CD for each child so that he or she can listen to a parent’s voice whenever they want. 

Recording a story is quick and easy. It takes about twenty minutes and our recording centres are based in convenient locations. Each recording centre has a selection of books available suitable for different ages.

It is helpful if you make contact well before you deploy so that we can send the CD at around the time you leave.

If you are not based near a recording centre and would like to record a story, please contact us to make alternative arrangements. If you are currently on-board a ship or deployed, please contact your Chaplain who will make arrangements for you to record a story.  Thanks to the generosity of The Annington Trust, we now have a number of deployable recording kits. If you are due to be deployed and would like a kit for the ship’s company, please contact Storybook Waves.


Phone: 023 9265 0505

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