GLOBE readers are being urged to become 'BBQ heroes' by bringing out the burgers to cook up cash for Cancer Research UK.

People across Wirral are invited to host a barbecue any time this July, or to join in the Big BBQ 'bonanza', taking place over the weekend of July 19-20.

Jane Bullock, from Cancer Reserch UK, said: "We know that Wirral folk 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 the city to join a nation of BBQ'ers getting fired up in the fight against cancer.

“Our aim is that one day everyone will beat this devastating disease and the more research we fund, the sooner that day will come.

"That's why we’re calling on our BBQ heroes in Wirral to rally their friends, families, work colleagues and neighbours to get their grill on and tell cancer to burger off!"

If you are interested in signing up to be a BBQ hero, more details and a starter pack are available from