A TOWN centre photography studio is offering fundraising photo shoots to support the work of Claire House Children's Hospice.

After a tour of the facilities at the Wirral-based hospice, the owners of Piero Belmonte Photography were determined to help in any way they could.

Emma Belmonte explained: "Myself and my husband own the studio.

"We have done quite a bit of fundraising for charities and we saw an advert for Claire House asking for fundraisers.

"We went on a tour of the place which, as a parent, was a tough few hours but we saw what they were trying to achieve.

"They are just like angels with all they do there.

"We wanted to raise £750 which funds a weeks worth of support for a bereaved family in a butterfly suite."

This facility is a specialised room where a child can stay as an alternative to a funeral home after they have died.

To help reach their target, Emma and her husband Piero have offered fundraising vouchers, a raffle and a colouring competition in their Suez Street-based studio, and had the pleasure of meeting supporters of Claire House.

Miss Galaxy and Miss Teen Galaxy, Kelsey Poulton and Ruby Hill, have also attended and booked in for a fundraising mini shoot to help make a difference to ill children and their families.

Emma added: "This is an ongoing project.

"When we're working with a charity, we like to give ongoing support.

"It's nice to give a little back and try and help make a difference."

For more information, visit the Piero Belmonte Photography website.