A WIRRAL taekwondo organisation has been awarded £26,052 from BBC Children in Need for their work with disadvantaged children and young people across the borough.

Inclusively Taekwondo will use the grant over a period of three years to deliver specialist classes to disabled children and young people around the area.

The children and young people are taught personalised routines led by their individual requirements which help to improve their health and fitness, develop their social and communication skills and help them to make positive relationships.

This latest boost of funding from the charity’s 'Small Grants' programme brings the total currently invested in Wirral to more than £554,000.

Project supervisor Terrie Johnson said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded with this funding from BBC Children in Need that will enable us to support disabled children and young people across Wirral and Chester for the next three years.

"With this we’ll be able to give some of the most vulnerable children in Wirral and Chester the opportunity to take part in sport and build some vital life skills.”

BBC Children in Need awards grants at seven points during the year and funds two types of grants both of which are open to new or existing applicants.

Speaking of the new grant Isabel Farnell BBC Children in Need regional head of the North said: “It’s always a pleasure to award funding to projects such as Inclusively Taekwondo that is making a tangible difference to children and young people in Wirral and Chester.

"The competition for our grants is always extremely high but their application really demonstrated the impact that they would have on the young people that need it most in the local area.”

The charity relies on the support and creativity of thousands of fundraisers and supporters across the UK who donate their time money and energy to help raise millions for the charity.

Projects working with children and young people facing any kind of disadvantage can find out more on how to apply for funding at bbc.co.uk/pudsey/grants