CHARITY: Tuck in for fund-raising

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National Doughnut Week 2017, taking place between May 6 to 13, is fast approaching to help raise money for The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury.

Each year, participating bakers and cafes donate money from the sales of doughnuts during the fund-raising week.

Last year, £22,783 was raised. To make this the most successful fund-raising year, I would like to make a special appeal for more bakers and cafes across the UK to register.

The Children’s Trust provides rehabilitation to help children with acquired brain injury following an accident or illness make the best recovery possible, both at its national rehabilitation centre in Surrey and in hospitals across the country.

I would also encourage the public to get involved by buying friends or colleagues a doughnut treat from shops displaying National Doughnut Week posters. Businesses and community groups may wish to hold their own doughnut day.

To make a donation text DNUT17 £3 to 70070. For further information visit

Everyone deserves a treat now and then so whoever and wherever you are, please show your support and help make a difference to some very special children.

Phil Tufnell

Ambassador The Children’s Trust