National Doughnut Week countdown begins

16 April, 2009

There is less than a month left until the start of National Doughnut Week (NDW), but there’s still time to sign up and get involved. The week, sponsored by BakeMark UK, runs from 9-16 May and gives bakers the chance to benefit from boosting its doughnut sales as well as making money for charity.

For every doughnut sold, a donation goes to The Children’s Trust – a charity that provides specific care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Trust, NDW aims to raise more than £50,000.

Founder of NDW Christopher Freeman, of Dunn’s Bakery in Crouch End, North London, is encouraging craft bakers up and down the country to get involved.

“In these days of difficult trading conditions and doom and gloom, this is a fun event that will raise the profile of high street craft bakers and raise money for the most severely challenged children in the UK. What’s stopping you?” says Freeman.

Two employees from Dunn’s have also decided to don doughnut costumes and take part in this year’s Flora London Marathon on 26 April, in aid of The Children’s Trust.

Mark Legg and his partner Mari Griffiths are running in the event to help raise awareness about National Doughnut Week.

If you would like to sponsor Mark and Mari, please visit www.justgiving.com/marigriffiths1.

Bakers can obtain registration forms for NDW from Christopher Freeman by calling or texting 07776 480 032, or emailing him at christopher@dunns-bakery.co.uk. You can also sign up online at www.nationaldoughnutweek.org.





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