Egg timers at the ready, it’s Bake for Heroes!

Claire Gordon, from Gosport, is taking part in Bake for Heroes
Claire Gordon, from Gosport, is taking part in Bake for Heroes
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THE countdown has begun to the start of the annual Bake for Heroes campaign as it bids to smash the million-pound mark.

Starting tomorrow, the campaign for Help for Heroes (H4H) – which is backed by The News – will see people of all ages hold bake sales to raise money for H4H to support wounded, injured and sick service personnel, veterans and their loved ones.

There is still time to sign up by registering to take part by visiting or calling 01980 846459.

The Bake for Heroes campaign runs officially between April 15 and April 30, but supporters can take part whenever it suits them.

Supporters of all ages and all around the UK have cooked up more than £850,000 for H4H since the Bake for Heroes fundraiser began in 2009.

Now, as H4H prepares to mark its 10th birthday in October, TV star Lorraine Kelly says this year is the perfect opportunity to rise to the occasion and make the 2017 event the biggest yet.

Lorraine said: ‘I’m so proud to be a patron of H4H. 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.

‘I’m determined to help make sure this vital support is there whenever it is needed. So please join us, it’s very simple to sign up and bake a difference! You really will be helping to rebuild lives and continue the amazing work that Help for Heroes does.’