Keep Calm and Bake Cakes

National Doughnut Week – a whole week celebrating and encouraging us to eat doughnuts – heaven!

Doughnuts are usually deep fried and ring shaped with, or without a hole. They can be plain, with a dusting of sugar or have a various toppings, such as chocolate, or an icing glaze with sprinkles. They can be filled with many things including jam, cream or custard.

However, there is a very serious reason for this indulgence – if you buy doughnuts between 10-17 May 2014 from participating bakeries then you will be helping to raise money for a very good cause – The Children’s Trust.

National Doughnut Week has raised over £755,000 in the past 21 years for children’s charities. And, it is hoped that at least £30,000 will be raised to make this the best year ever.

The Children’s Trust is a national charity working with children who have multiple disabilities and complex health needs. The Children’s Trust is based in Tadworth, Surrey, but their services are offered to children from across the UK. For more information about the charity, events and ways to raise money go to The Children’s Trust website.

This year the organisers are hoping to have over 600 bakeries, cafes’ and shops involved. So, if you are a shop or bakery and want to learn more about how you can register and participate in this great, fun event then click here to find everything you need to know.