HOPE House Children's Hospice is set to receive a grant for more than £100,000 which will help it provide support to the siblings of ill children.

The Morda-based charity is celebrating being awarded a grant for £108,380 by BBC Children in Need, which will be paid over three years.

The money will go towards the hospice's Sibling Support Service which will benefit the brothers and sisters of children using the hospice.

Hope House head of Community Care, Jane Trevor, was delighted that the charity would be receiving the money from Children in Need.

“We are thrilled that BBC Children in Need is helping us to support brothers and sisters of terminally ill children across the region," she said.

“The therapeutic activities funded by the grant can help enable children to avoid emotional difficulties in later life. Bringing siblings together also helps children and young people to realise that they are not alone and this mutual support reduces their isolation.

“Hope House provides this support for siblings for as long as they need help, which can be for the duration of their childhood.”

Specialist staff at the hospice help siblings to adapt to the changes in their lives caused by living with a brother or sister with a life-threatening condition.

Each young person has a bespoke programme of therapeutic emotional or bereavement support to help them process their feelings or cope with their loss.

The BBC Children in Need grant will pay for exciting trips and activities; including a bush-craft activity day, trips to the zoo and team-building challenges such as raft-building and zip-wires at a local activity centre.

The grant will also fund group project work around friendship-making, a film and animation project and creative music workshops.