WIRRAL'S Shirley Ballas has been photographed with a cup to pledge her support for Macmillan charity event 'World's Biggest Coffee Morning.'

Photographer Rankin has taken celebrity 'mug shots' of stars supporting the annual fundraiser from Macmillan Cancer Support which will take place on September 27.

Strictly Come Dancing head judge Shirley said she is supporting the coffee morning as her mum was diagnosed with cancer last year.

She said: “I’m supporting Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning because last year my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer and I just want to be there for everybody and support the charity by helping raise awareness and money towards magnificent nurses and incredible services.

“I plan on getting a band to play at my coffee morning and hopefully have someone from Macmillan come and talk about the charity.”

The annual event sees more than 200,000 people take part in a day “dedicated to cuppas and cakes.”

Money raised from donations goes towards funding services like Macmillan’s financial guides, cancer nurses, support workers and other health professionals, to help ensure people with cancer receive physical, emotional and financial support.

Information can be found at www.macmillan.org.uk/coffee