Baking queen Mary Berry has joined forces with a bereavement charity in the run up to Mother’s Day next month.

The former Bake Off star is helping to raise awareness of Child Bereavement UK’s Make for Mum campaign, which helps families who may need bereavement support around special occasions such as Mother’s Day, which falls on March 11 this year.

The national treasure is a patron of the charity, which supports families when a child is grieving 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.”

For details on how to host your own Make for Mum event, visit or call the 01494 569048.