AN Ellesmere Port-based packaging company has donated more than £118,000 to Liverpool’s Marie Curie Cancer Care Hospice.

The Greif Packaging Charitable Trust was the benefactor of the boost, which will cover the cost of a children and young persons counsellor for three years as part of its Bereavement Support Service.

Currently the counsellor provides pre and post-bereavement support to about 100 children and their families a year.

Alison Germain, children and young persons counsellor for Marie Curie Cancer Care, said: “This is a wonderfully generous gift, which will provide ongoing support for families across Liverpool who are living with a terminal illness and coping with bereavement.”

The hospice will be installing a plaque in honour of the donation.