CLAIRE House Children's Hospice has received a £30,000 boost from Liverpool based insurance brokers Gallagher.

The phenomenal amount was raised by the Gallagher team as part of their volunteering and support programme.

Stephen Penketh, North West regional managing director for Gallagher, said: “As a community broker, Gallagher is extremely passionate about providing both tangible support and worthwhile donations to local services.

"I am incredibly proud of the team in Liverpool, not only have they raised a phenomenal amount and devoted much time and effort into volunteering, more significantly, they have made a real and positive impact, ensuring essential support services for families and young people continue to be available for the next 12 months and beyond.”

Following a cheque presentation last week, the money will now go towards providing families with care and support within the hospice and out in the community.

Over the last six years referrals to the children's charity have increased by 84%.

Merseyside corporate fundraiser at Claire House Beth Pochin told the Globe: “The generous donation from Gallagher will go a long way towards us helping local children and families create special memories, and to make the most of every day they have together.

"Our aim is to help children and young people live their lives to the full.

"We really cannot thank Gallagher enough for their ongoing support, which will have an incredible benefit on the young people in our hospice.”

Throughout 2018, Gallagher took part in a series of fundraising activities, which included a charity tuck shop, dress down days, Christmas card donations, a charity race night and taking part in the Run Liverpool Spring 10K.

Contributing significantly to the final figure more than £10,000 was raised for Claire House at the Merseyside Young Professionals Annual Charity Ball.

In October, a team of volunteers from the broker visited the charity’s new facility in West Derby to help with tidying the grounds, clearing the orchard, and taking down an overgrown tree.