A £55,000 donation has been made by Olympic Holidays to the Alder Hey Children’s Charity.

The money has been earmarked to pay for a sensory room designed to reduce stress during treatment and three heated cots for the neonatal unit at the Liverpool children’s hospital.

The operator’s chief executive Clare Tobin, who handed over the cheque, said: “We believe that charity work is hugely important and throughout 2018 we have been working hard to raise funds for the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital through a series of staff events and charitable donations from our customers.

“Staff and customers alike have shown great enthusiasm and generosity through organised cake days, barbeques, sporting achievements and online donations and I am immensely grateful to everyone involved.

“The team at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital work tirelessly to provide the very best care to their patients and we really hope our donation will so go some way to support their amazing efforts.”