Almost double last year’s number of bakery shops took part in National Doughnut Week this year, and raised over £25,000 for charity The Children’s Trust.

The fundraising event, sponsored by BakeMark UK, was founded by Christopher Freeman of bakery Dunn’s of Crouch End.

For every doughnut sold during the week, a donation goes to The Children’s Trust - a charity, now in its 25th year, which provides specific care, education and therapy for children with multiple disabilities.

The week was publicised on television, national and regional radio programmes and in the press. It also gained celebrity endorsements from Terry Wogan and Ainsley Harriet.

At a ‘grand tally’ event to count total money raised, Freeman was presented with a certificate in recognition of his contribution to the annual event.