MEN and women across Wiltshire are being urged to become ‘BBQ heroes’ this summer by pulling on their aprons, bringing out the burgers and cooking up some cash for Cancer Research UK.

BBQ for Cancer Research UK is an exciting new fundraising campaign which calls on supporters to host a BBQ any time this July, or join in the Big BBQ ‘bonanza’ on the weekend of July 19 to 20.

BBQ hosts are encouraged to invite friends and family to make a donation to attend, to raise money to help beat cancer sooner.

The charity wants people across the region to sign up for a free fundraising pack now so that they can start planning their sizzling spectaculars.

Helen Johnstone, Cancer Research UK spokesperson in Wiltshire, said: “I hope people will come together across gardens, parks and rooftops and BBQ this July for Cancer Research UK.

“I know they will be getting out their BBQs come rain or shine, so it’s the perfect opportunity to join forces with grillers right across the UK in raising money for a worthwhile cause.

“It’s not about gourmet grub or manicured gardens – it’s about chicken wings, ketchup and good times. We’re inviting men and women across Wiltshire to join a nation of BBQ’ers getting fired up in the fight against cancer.”

Cancer Research UK’s BBQ pack contains everything needed to plan the perfect BBQ, including an exclusive ‘BBQ hero’ chef’s hat, recipe ideas, top tips, decorations, posters and much more.

Event hosts can simply collect donations upfront from friends and family or on the day of their BBQ.

To sign up to be a BBQ hero and get a free BBQ pack, visit