A cake designer from Surrey has organised a fundraising event - Cakes For Haiti - in order to raise money for the country following the earthquake last month.

The earthquake hit on the same day as cake designer Janet Mohapi-Banks’ birthday and she felt compelled to do something to help.

She is encouraging everyone from businesses and organisations to schools and individuals to take part in National Cake Sale Day, on 26 March, by, for example, organising a cake sale and donating the proceeds to the DEC Haiti Earthquake Appeal.

Bakeries could get involved by donating a portion of the proceeds from cakes sold on the day.

Her website www.cakesforhaiti.org offers all kinds of advice, and posters can be downloaded from the site to help publicise the event.