TV chefs the Hairy Bikers are calling on Cumbrians to support a charity cake baking event.

Cake Break is the MS Society's annual fundraiser, taking place on October 4, to support its work across the area.

Hairy Biker Dave Myers, who comes from Cumbria, has a personal reason for backing the event.

He was just eight years old when his mum was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS).

He said: “Within two years mum was in a wheelchair and dad and I became full-time carers. It was hard going. Back then there was hardly any support for people affected by MS. But I do remember the MS Society opened so many doors for me as a young lad and my family – it made our lives just that bit better."

To find out more about the fundraiser and register visit