2020 NATIONAL DOUGHNUT WEEK IS CANCELLED It is with much sadness that the founder and organisers (Christopher Freeman, The Children’s Trust and CSM Bakery Solutions) of National Doughnut Week 2020 announce that due to the current COVID-19 situation National Doughnut Week, 9th – 16th May 2020, has been cancelled. A date for 2021 will be announced later in the year. Commenting on the decision Christopher Freeman, founder of National Doughnut Week, said “We have taken the disappointing decision to cancel NDW 2020. We will of course feedback directly to everyone that has already signed up and we will announce the 2021 dates as soon as we can. We thank all our supporters and hope their businesses are finding ways to navigate their way through this difficult time.” Katie Roberts, Head of Voluntary Fundraising, comments:" It's very sad that National Doughnut Week has been cancelled but we understand that it's the right thing to do in current circumstances. The Children's Trust faces one of its toughest challenges in its 36- year history. Due to the cancellation of many of our fundraising events, and the closure of our charity shops, we're set to lose hundreds of thousands of pounds in the next few months alone. To keep vital services running we need to raise £7 million a year and we've launched a special appeal to try and recoup the loss so that we can continue to support vulnerable children and families from across the country." To find out more about the appeal, visit www.thechildrenstrust.org.uk
The Children’s Trust is the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury.
CSM produces quality bakery ingredients and finished products under Arkady, Craigmillar and Baker & Baker brands.
Dunns Bakery is a renowned bakery in the heart of Crouch End, ran by the Son of Doughnut Week founder, Christopher Freeman.
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Independent Hertfordshire bakery, Simmons Bakers, said: “For National Doughnut Week last year we produced an extra range of hand-finished luxury doughnuts, the sales of which we donated a portion of. We sold over 3,500 doughnuts, donating 25p each and raising £900. It was a fantastic way for us to offer support in the way we know best – sweet treats! We are honoured to have been able to contribute to such a worthy cause and will continue to do so each year.”
Welsh bakers, Jenkins Bakeries, commented: “David Jenkins Ltd is proud to participate in National Doughnut Week. It is a seasonal event that our staff in the bakery and our retail teams look forward to during the year. Not only is it a great opportunity to showcase our superb range of doughnuts but also to support The Children’s Trust. We look forward to supporting again in 2020