Wallace and Gromit are whipping up a frenzy calling the nation to roll out your rolling pins, whip out your whisk and preheat your ovens to help raise some dough for kids in hospitals and hospices across the UK.

Whether you bake cupcakes or cheesecakes, pies or pastries, brownies or bloomers, or your own unique showstopper, rise to the occasion and visit www.bigbake.orgfor your free BIG BAKE pack to support this cracking fundraising event .  

Every penny you raise will help improve the quality of life of sick children in the UK. Organisers hope over 400,000 people will take part in this years event, the first BIG Bake with Wallace and Gromit.

This year Wallace and Gromit will also be helping Sussex Food and Drink Awards raise funds for Chestnut Tree House, the only children’s hospice in Sussex, at its stunning awards event at the Amex Stadium on January 30 2014. Tickets are now on sale for this sumptuous seven-course banquet and lively trophy presentation to the food and drink heroes of Sussex, hosted by Sally Gunnell OBE and Danny Pike from BBC Sussex – see www.sussexfoodawards.biz for more details.