CLAIRE House is among six charities across Merseyside receiving a share of £500,000 raised from BBC's Children In Need appeal.

The children's hospice will receive a three-year grant of £90,000 to fund a play therapist who will deliver sessions using technology to young people who are living with serious or terminal illnesses.

The charity has been funded by Children in Need for more than ten years, receiving more than £400,000.

Marvan Awang, a member of the play team at the hospice told the Globe: "I have the privilege of working daily with the amazing children and young people who come to Claire House.

"In recent years, developments in immersive technology have allowed us to break down the barriers of the children’s medical conditions; from simulating the sights and sounds of a snowy park, to attending a concert, to scoring a goal for their favourite team, we can enable the children to enjoy experiences which would otherwise simply not be possible.

"We are so grateful for Children in Need's continued support.

"On behalf of Claire House I'd like to say thank you both to Children in Need and to all those who donate."

Elizabeth Myers, the appeal's regional head, said: "All of the projects that we fund make a tangible difference to young lives, and these new additions are no exception.

"In the months ahead they'll work closely with some of the young people in Merseyside that need it most.

"To all our fundraisers who have made these grants possible, a very big thank you."