DAYTIME telly presenter Lorraine Kelly is urging people to look out their aprons, wooden spoons and mixing bowls to help this year’s Bake for Heroes campaign.
Since the annual fundraising drive was first launched in 2009, supporters of all ages across the UK have cooked up more than £850,000 for the Help for Heroes (H4H) charity.
And, this year, organisers are hoping to top the £1million mark.
Lorraine said: "The ingredients for success are simple – supporters simply sign up for a free fundraising pack through H4H to bake cupcakes, sponges, biscuits, flapjacks or whatever tasty treat they fancy and sell them off to colleagues, family and friends.
"All money raised goes to H4H, supporting wounded, injured and sick personnel, veterans and their loved ones.
"I’m so proud to be a patron of Help for Heroes. Every time I sit down and talk to our brave men and women, they tell me how much it means to know the public is behind them and their families throughout their recovery."
The Bake for Heroes campaign runs until April 30 but supporters can take part whenever it suits them.
Bake sales can be as big or small as you want – it could be a tea and cake event at work or school, a coffee and cake morning at the local community centre, or simply an invitation to friends to come round for a slice of cake and a catch-up in return for a donation.
To register to take part, visit www.bakeforheroes.org.uk or call 01980 846459.