A cuddly clownfish character brought festive cheer to a children’s hospice.
The giant cuddly character handed out bags of fishy-themed goodies and soft toys to the children.
In 2014 the aquarium officially adopted Claire House as its charity partner.
As part of the link-up the hospice has monthly visits to the aquarium and Charlie also makes regular trips to the hospice to meet the children.
Lynne Matthews, play therapist at Claire House, said: “The children loved Charlie’s visit and the goody bags are amazing. There is so much in them all perfect for our children.
“We really appreciate Blue Planet Aquarium having us as their charity, it’s a perfect sensory experience for our children.”
'A fantastic day out for everyone'
Blue Planet Aquarium’s Phil Jones, who accompanied Charlie, said: “It was a fantastic day out for all of us and Charlie definitely had a great time and got lots of hugs. The children’s reaction was amazing and very humbling indeed.”
Claire House provides care, support and choice to families whose children won’t live to be adults.
The hospice currently cares for more than 190 families from Cheshire, Merseyside and beyond helping families create memories that will last a lifetime.
To find out more about the hospice visit www.claire-house.org.uk.