Greene’s Shoes step in to save Christmas


21-11-13 Launch of Greenes Shoes Saves Christmas childrens bookMAGICAL Christmas tale has been launched at Greene’s Shoes in the Crescent shopping centre, which is sure to capture children’s imaginations as well as raising much-needed funds for Pieta House in Limerick.

The illustrated, bilingual festive book titled ‘Greene’s Shoes Saves Christmas’ marks 50 years in business for the shoe store under Alfie Greene and 75 in total in the Greene Family. The innovative project was written and produced voluntarily by Greene’s Shoes, their staff, family and friends.

“The energy, enthusiasm and goodwill so far in this project have been amazing with everyone giving their time and their skills free of charge to benefit the charities,” Alfie Greene enthused on the launch of the book.

‘Greenes Shoes Saves Christmas’ is a delightful and fun tale that tells the story of Santa Claus’ boots going missing on Christmas Eve. As it turns out, Santa’s chief elf, Rocket, had set his mischievous twin sons, Tommy and Bowe, the important task of having Santa’s boots cleaned with disastrous consequences.

Thankfully Alfie and Greene’s Shoes come to the rescue and another Christmas is saved. Having read this charming, quirky tale to my own children at the weekend I can vouch for it making a perfect Christmas gift for the little ones this year.

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Greene’s Shoes are a totally Irish-owned business with six stores throughout the West of Ireland. ‘Greenes Shoes Saves Christmas’ costs €5 and is available from Greene’s Shoes at the Crescent Shopping Centre in Dooradoyle.

All proceeds from the sale of the book in Limerick will go to Pieta House in Limerick.