SCOTS 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 this week starring Glaswegian actor James McAvoy.

Foodies 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.

Organisers say getting started is a piece of cake with a free kit to download full of tips, recipes and COVID-safe ideas on how to raise some serious dough for lifesaving research.

McAvoy, who grew up in Drumchapel, will be among the celebrities taking part who also include Little Mix star Jade Thirlwall, double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes, actor and comedian John Bishop, documentary maker and author Stacey Dooley, comedian and presenter Tom Allen, comedian Rob Beckett, actor Reece Shearsmith, multi-platinum selling artist Anne-Marie and singer-songwriter Nadine Coyle.

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Every year around 32,400 people are diagnosed with cancer in Scotland.

Stand Up To Cancer aims to get new cancer tests and treatments to people who need them the most and, since its launch in 2012, has raised over £62 million to fund 55 clinical trials and research projects across the UK.

Prue Leith, ‘Great British Bake Off’ Judge, said: “I always enjoy being part of these special episodes for Stand Up To Cancer and I hope the show will inspire viewers to give baking a try. One in two people born in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime, so it doesn’t matter if you aren’t a whizz in the kitchen, the important thing is raising money to help speed up research and save lives.”

‘The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer’ starts on Channel 4 on Tuesday, March 9 at 8pm.

For a free fundraising kit visit