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National Doughnut Week to raise funds for The Children’s Trust

National Doughnut Week to raise funds for The Children’s Trust

Doughnuts will once again be raising funds for The Children’s Trust this year, during next month’s National Doughnut Week.

National Doughnut Week takes place from 6th-13th May, and has now been running for 26 years, following its launch in 1991 by independent baker Christopher Freeman.

It asks people to buy a doughnut from a participating baker with the money going to The Children’s Trust. Last year, National Doughnut Week raised £22,783 for the charity, with the help of 394 bakers, cafes and shops.

Overall, National Doughnut Week has raised a total of £872,857 for children’s charities since launch. In 2005, The Children’s Trust became the chosen charity and has so far received £372,583 from the event.

Baking events have proved a popular way of raising funds for charity with many going on around the country over the next few months. GOSH will be holding its annual Bake it Better event from 22nd-28th May, while Bake for Bliss takes place this month, from 24th – 30th April, and asks people to host a bake sale for Bliss. Make-A-Wish has Bake-A-Wish, while 15th June is Cupcake Day for Alzheimer’s Society, and Macmillan’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning takes place on 29th September this year. In 2015, it raised a record-breaking £27.6 million for the charity.

Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via

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