SOLIHULL bakers are being urged to grab their mixing bowls and whip up some cash as The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer returns.
Everyone from baking beginners to patisserie pros are being asked to don their aprons in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, the joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4.
To get involved bakers will need to download a free fundraising kit full of tips, recipes and fundraising ideas.
Stand Up To Cancer aims to get new cancer tests and treatments to people who need them the most.
Since its launch in 2012, the campaign has raised more than £93million to fund 59 clinical trials and research projects across the UK.
These include the development of new treatments that use viruses to fight cancer, clinical trials testing potentially more effective ways to deliver radiotherapy and improved surgical techniques for bowel cancer.
Jane Redman, Cancer Research UK spokesperson for Birmingham, said: “We hope these special episodes for Stand Up To Cancer will encourage viewers to host their own baking fundraiser.
“It doesn’t matter if you aren’t a whizz in the kitchen, you can look the part with our new Star Baker range.
“The most important thing is raising money to help speed up research and save lives. Every last crumb will make a difference.”
The celebrity contestants putting their skills to the test in the Bake Off tent and hoping to inspire some show-stopping fundraising results include Olympic champion Sir Mo Farah, singer-songwriter and UN Environment Ambassador Ellie Goulding, TV presenters Sophie Morgan and Emma Willis, actor, Blake Harrison, comedian, writer and TV presenter Ruby Wax and judge, presenter and dancer Motsi Mabuse.
The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer will return for five special episodes on Channel 4 on Tuesdays at 8pm, from March 22.
For more or to download a free fundraising pack click here.