PARENTS, children and hospital staff came together in their Alder Hey pyjamas to take on a Ninja Assault course all in aid of the hospital that help so many.

Parents, siblings and friends of children who have had heart treatment at Alder Hey came together to raise money for Alder Hey with a unique event at Tru Ninja in Warrington.

The event was organised by Claire Cathcart from Eccleston whose four-year-old Jake has a rare and complex heart condition.

The day saw them all turn up in the pyjamas and work together to take on the assault course, a task Claire says was difficult to some.

She said: "It's amazing that more than 20 people turned up to take part in the event, which raised £1,700 or nearly that for Alder Hey.

"It was hard work, I'm not built for assault courses I found out, and some of us got really competitive, but it was good fun and a lovely way to help the hospital who helps us and our kids.

"Staff from Alder Hey even turned up in the PJs, one even nipped to Costa in them so he must have got some funny looks.

"Thank you everyone for taking part."

Lyra Jennings, one of the friends of the group, won a special award at the event for overcoming her fear of heights at the assault course.