WIRRAL'S state-of-the-art youth zone is taking part in the UK's biggest match funding campaign The Big Give's Christmas Challenge 2019.

The Hive will raise cash to enhance their arts delivery programme which includes music, dance, drama, art, fashion and media.

Cash will help the team to continue to provide a comprehensive performing arts programme for their membership of more than 3,000 youngsters.

Lizzie Watts, arts coordinator at The Hive told the Globe: "Giving young people access to the arts is vitally important – I have seen first-hand at The Hive the differences that a creative environment can make to a young people’s confidence and self-esteem.

"Giving young people a safe space for expression, and the opportunities to try out new experiences is key to helping them develop their own voice and find out who they are.

"I am passionate about an arts provision that allows all young people to try new things and explore different ways of being creative.

"If anyone was thinking of supporting the arts at a local level, then this is the perfect time as all donations will be doubled and will make a real impact on the work we do."

In its 12th year, The Christmas Challenge launched on December 3 and runs until December 10.

Throughout the seven days, participating charities will see supporters' donations matched doubling the impact of their gifts.

Director of The Big Give, Jonathan Frank said: “The Christmas Challenge is a great opportunity for the British public to maximise the impact of their charitable gifts.

"Launching on Giving Tuesday, we’re encouraging everyone to consider the causes closest to their heart and to donate, enabling us to help ensure those donations go even further.”

To donate to The Hive visit https://donate.thebiggive.org.uk/campaign/a051r00001NbTTKAA3