A WIRRAL song-writing duo will release their Christmas single later this week to raise funds for Alder Hey Children's Charity.

Robbie Cross and Peter Foreman decided to raise funds after family members were treated by the hospital's medical team.

Robbie's two-day-old niece and Peter's eight-year-old daughter both had complicated but very successful operations carried out by the wonderful staff at the hospital, which along with Alder Hey's current promotion campaign, prompted the idea to release this track especially to say thank you.

The song It's Christmas will be released on I-Tunes this Friday, November 29.

A CD copy is also available from Benjamin Henry on 07763 828676.

Cath Harding from Alder Hey children's charity said: "We were delighted to hear that a special song is being released for Alder Hey children's charity this Christmas.

"This single is a fantastic way to support the work of our charity and make a difference to the 270,000 children and young people Alder Hey Hospital treats each year.

"On behalf of the charity I’d like to thank both Robbie Cross and Peter Foreman for their fantastic support."