Employees from Vittles Desserts will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in a bid to raise £10,000 for the Rainbows Hospice.

Managing director Martin Zalesny and operations director Peter Simpson will take part in a six-day trek up the Tanzanian mountain in June – the world’s fourth-highest walkable peak – for the East Midlands charity that looks after children and young people.

In addition, the Leicestershire cake supplier will be donating all the profits from its best-selling Chocolate Fudge cake to the cause.

Simpson said: “These are just two of the activities we’re using to raise funds for Rainbows this year. We’re overwhelmed by the generous support we’ve received from our suppliers, who are donating the ingredients for the Chocolate Fudge Cake so we can pass all the profits on to Rainbows.

“Now, anyone who buys the cake will be helping us to reach our £10,000 target – and we’ve included ‘thank you’ cards with the cake to let customers know how grateful we are.”

Zalesny said: “The trek up Kilimanjaro will involve walking for hours at a time in tough conditions. We’re already working hard and walking for hours every week to prepare ourselves for the challenge, but it will be worth it to raise money for Rainbows, which provides vital care and support for children and their families.”

Supporters can follow their progress, including photos from their training sessions, on their Facebook page, Peter & Martin Climb Mount Kilimanjaro. To make donations to the cause, please visit: www.justgiving.com/martinandpeterstrek.