WARRINGTON Youth Club is aiming to double its donations this festive season thanks to a Christmas campaign.

OnSide Warrington Youth Club (WYC), Great Sankey, is taking part in a match-funding project to help its Buddy Up programme.

Now in its 12th year, The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge launches at midday today and runs for just one week, until December 10.

Throughout the week, supporters of participating charities can visit The Big Give website to have their donation matched by the platform.

Jamie Patterson, grants and trusts fundraiser at WYC said: "We are delighted to be part of The Big Give Challenge 2019.

"The money raised will we used for our Buddy Up programme in Warrington, a truly special mentoring and befriending project which works with young people who have disabilities and matches them up with positive role models who become their ‘Buddies’, helping them to grow in confidence, make new friends and practice independence skills."

Jonathan Frank, director of The Big Give added: "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 WYC as part of the Big Give Challenge, go to thebiggive.org.uk.