A CHARITY office has been opened to raise funds for both Arrowe Park and Clatterbridge Hospitals.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital charity's flagship office can be found adjacent to the main reception at Arrowe Park.

A new fundraising website has also been launched.

Janelle Holmes, chief executive of Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, said: "The charity office marks a new direction for our fundraising and we hope this welcoming and engaging environment will assist our charity team with raising even more funds.

"I know there are lots of plans for exciting events that we hope our communities will take part in. 

"It is now easier than ever to find out more. You can just pop in to the office or visit our brand new charity website www.wuthcharity.org"  

The trust's head of fundraising, Victoria Burrows, said: "The new office and website are the latest developments for our charity and there are lots more to come!

"We hope people will pop in and meet the team or visit our website www.wuthcharity.org to find out more. 

"We are keen to meet any individuals and organisations who would be interested in supporting WUTH Charity and their local hospitals."

The launch event was supported by some of the charity's new volunteers and ASDA Community Champion Ian Grant.

All funds raised make a real difference to patient care and will help to provide the best possible patient experience, for example through improving patient environments, visitors’ areas and purchasing world-class medical equipment.

To find out more about WUTH charity call 0151 482 7788 or visit www.wuthcharity.org