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EastEnders actor Milly Zero who plays Dot Cotton takes part in virtual bake off for Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Charitable Fund

An EastEnders star has swapped Albert Square for her kitchen to help raise funds for an NHS charity.

Milly Zero, who plays Dotty Cotton - the granddaughter of legendary character Dot Cotton on the BBC1 soap, was inspired by a friend to take part in the ‘Bake. Donate. Nominate’ challenge, which aims to raise £20,000 for the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust Charitable Fund.

The campaign is encouraging people to bake a sweet or savoury treat, donate £5 to the trust's JustGiving page and nominate five friends to do the same.

Bakers can also share their creations on social media by tagging @MTWbakes on Instagram or by using the hashtags #mtwbakes and #bakedonatenominate.

Miss Zero, who was nominated for 'best newcomer' at this year's RadioTimes.com Soap Awards, appears in a video promoting the campaign.

The 21-year-old said: "I find baking is really therapeutic for my own health and wellbeing and I enjoyed making a chocolate cake as part of this challenge.

"I’m asking as many people as possible to bake a sweet treat and donate five pounds to the trust’s charity."

EastEnders actor Milly Zero is encouraging people to take part in the ‘Bake. Donate. Nominate’ challenge. Picture: BBC
EastEnders actor Milly Zero is encouraging people to take part in the ‘Bake. Donate. Nominate’ challenge. Picture: BBC

The trust's fundraising manager, Laura Kennedy, added: "Donations from this baking challenge will help to fund projects to support staff health and wellbeing which is so critical throughout the Covid-19 response.

"We’re grateful to all our bakers, including Milly."

So far, the challenge has raised almost £2,500 for the NHS.

You can take part and donate to the cause via the JustGiving page by clicking here.

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