A LEADING comedian has urged Bradford people to take part in Cupcake Day in aid of charity.

Jo Brand, who has starred as a panellist on a host of TV shows and presents The Great British Bake-Off: An Extra Slice’, is looking for people from then district to hold a cupcake day on June 17 in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

She said: “I know how crucial Alzheimer’s Society’s work is and have been an Ambassador of the charity for many years. As we finally see a way through the pandemic, it’s more important than ever for us to make sure no-one faces dementia alone.

“So, if you’re one of the many millions who have spent this past year perfecting your banana breads and practising your piping, why not put those efforts to good use to help Alzheimer’s Society reach even more people?

“Join me in dusting off your aprons for Cupcake Day on June 17.

“Whether it’s the last hurrah before you give baking a break, or you need the perfect excuse to bring loved ones together, every Cupcake Day held will fund Alzheimer’s Society’s vital services, which have been used over five million times since the pandemic began.

“You could organise a delivery ‘drop off’ of goodies to your neighbours, host a driveway bake sale in your area or have a virtual ‘bake-off’ with colleagues, friends, and family.”

To sign up for free, go to alzheimers.org.uk/cupcake-day