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Hollywood's picnic appeal could raise thousands for Kent homeless charity

Paul Hollywood's charity appeal Credit: ITV News

Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood is calling on people in Kent to host a picnic in aid of a homelessness charity.

The TV chef is backing the Picnic 4 Porchlight campaign, which is running across the county this summer.

Participants are encouraged to hold their own picnics and ask guests to make a donation to Porchlight.

Money raised will help the Kent-based charity support people who are homeless or facing the threat of homelessness.

Paul said: "I urge everyone in Kent to hold a Picnic 4 Porchlight. It's a great excuse to get friends and family together, sample some fresh Kentish produce and raise a bit of money to help homeless people in your community."

The picnic that raises the most money will win a family ticket for two adults and three children to Leeds Castle.

Picnics can be held at any time during the summer but any funds raised must be donated to the charity by August 29 for the organisers to be in with a chance of winning the prize.

For more information or to register a picnic, visit or call the charity on 01227 813199.