Celebrities are urging the people of Dumbarton and the Vale to help raise money for the fight against bowel cancer.

TV presenter Davina McCall, BBC MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace and TV chef Ainsley Harriott are amongst those calling on Scotland to put the kettle on and host a Brew Together fundraising event from Monday 7 to Sunday 13 October, to support Bowel Cancer UK.

Former Big Brother host Davina McCall said: “Every 15 minutes someone is diagnosed with bowel cancer in the UK. By taking time out of your day to hold a Brew Together event your donations will ensure Bowel Cancer UK can continue to save lives and improve the quality of life of everyone affected by bowel cancer.”

Held at home, in a community hall, or at work, it’s a chance to catch up with friends, family and colleagues over a cuppa, while making a donation to help stop people around the country from dying of the disease.

Hoping to inspire fundraisers, celebrities have donated their favourite tea time recipes.

These mouth-watering creations include: chocolate parfait terrine with fresh raspberries, pear tarte tatin, and white chocolate and raspberry marquise.

Luke Squires, director of fundraising at Bowel Cancer UK, said: “Whether you bake Gregg Wallace’s pear tarte tatin or whip up Davina’s crunchy oat and yoghurt pudding, take an hour out of your day to hold a Brew Together event. The money you raise will help fund vital services and lifesaving research in Scotland.”

Bowel cancer is the third most common cancer in Scotland and the second biggest cancer killer.

To sign up, visit Bowel Cancer UK’s website to request a free fundraising pack and try out their celebrity recipes which can be found at bowelcanceruk.org.uk/brewtogether.