WIRRAL schools will be taking part in the UK-wide choir to sing live during BBC Children in Need's 2019 Appeal show.

This year's BBC Children in Need show on November 15 will see an all-star presenter line up including Graham Norton, Tess Daly, Mel Giedroyc, Ade Adepitan, Rochelle and Marvin Humes and Tom Allen.

The Appeal show will feature a spectacular performance from 1,399 children performing from nine different locations across the country to sing True Colours by Cyndi Lauper.

Specially arranged by BBC Children in Need by Musical director David Arnold with vocal arrangements by Claire Moore and pre-recorded backing music from the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

The Lady Lever Art Gallery in Port Sunlight will host 170 young singers led by Sean Ruane.

Wirral schools taking part are: Church Drive Primary School, Higher Bebington Junior School, Raeburn Primary School, Grove Street Primary School and Willaston Church of England Primary School.

Choir lead, Sean said: “Another year for the BBC Children in Need UK-wide choir and another amazing group of children to be working with in Port Sunlight.

"True Colours by Cyndi Lauper is a beautiful song choice and I’m very much looking forward to the performance.“

The choirs will sing in unison from eight other UK locations including: St Michael’s Primary School in Wiltshire, Hartlepool Town Hall in Hartlepool, Mountsorrel Memorial Centre in Leicestershire, W5 Science & Discovery Centre in Belfast, Allington Castle in Kent, Elstree Studios in London, Broadcasting House in Cardiff and Pacific Quay in Glasgow.

Supporting BBC Children in Need this year will help fund more projects like Claire House Children’s Hospice which benefits from a three-year grant of £137,640 to provide a specialist play project for children and young people with terminal or life limiting conditions.

The project is delivered by a team of Play Specialists in the hospice or the young person’s home, and helps to improve the children’s emotional wellbeing, increase their confidence and self-esteem and encourage independence.

BBC Children in Need currently funds 86 projects across Merseyside with funding of more than £6.3million hard at work across the area.

An official fundraising pack is available for download now from bbc.co.uk/pudsey