Craft bakers around the country are gearing up for National Doughnut Week from 10-17 May with a host of ideas to help raise funds for the event’s chosen charity, The Children’s Trust.

Townsend Bakery in Liverpool has developed a limited edition star-shaped doughnut for the week, while Corner Bakery in Preston has persuaded one member of staff to dress up as a giant doughnut. The store also expects an appearance from a Preston North End footballer, who will take part in a doughnut-eating competition.

BakeMark UK, which is supporting the event, hopes to raise £50,000 for The Children’s Trust. Last year, over 600 people took part, raising almost £40,000.