QUEEN of baking Mary Berry has pledged to help children cope with losing a loved one.

The British Bake Off TV star is patron of Child Bereavement UK, a charity based on High Street, Runcorn.

The 82-year-old is encouraging people to bake cakes or make cards or candles in the run up to Mother’s Day to raise funds.

The charity supports families when a child grieves or dies.

Child Bereavement UK’s fundraising officer Seb Farrell said: “We know from families we have supported at Child Bereavement UK that Mother’s Day can be a particularly difficult time when a mum, dad, grandparent, baby or child in their family has died.

"By taking part in #MakeforMum and fundraising for Child Bereavement UK, you can help the charity to reach many more families who may need bereavement support around occasions such as Mother’s Day and throughout the year.”

Mothering Sunday falls on March 11 year but families are invited to their own #MakeforMum event whenever suits them best.

From creating a special meal, making tea, baking, making candles or cards, to holding a fundraising cake sale for friends or colleagues, everyone is invited to join in, get creative and host their own #MakeforMum event.

Share your pictures using the #MakeforMum tag or text MUMS02 £10 to 70070 to donate.

For a free fundraising pack jammed with ideas of what you can #MakeForMum visit makeformum.org, call the fundraising team on 01494 569048 or email linda.bliss@childbereavementuk.org.