Celebrating National Doughnut Week

Freshly-baked doughnuts will be on the menu at City of Wolverhampton next Wednesday (May 13) as students tuck-in to a challenge to see who can eat the jam-filled sugar-coated treats without licking their lips!

The college has thrown down the gooey gauntlet as part of National Doughnut Week (May 9-16) which raises money for The Children’s Trust – the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury.

Doughnuts for the lip-smacking challenge will be freshly made on Wednesday morning by students studying for the Level 2 and Level 3 diplomas in professional bakery and will be on sale in the college’s pop-up bakery shop at the Paget Road campus from 12pm.

Everyone taking part in the challenge will be asked to pay 20p for their doughnut with 10p from each one sold donated to the charity.

Stuart Parlor, bakery tutor at the college’s Metro One campus, said: “Doughnuts are really popular with customers in our on-site bakery shops and we produce and sell around 300 each week.

“Holding this challenge as part of National Doughnut Week is an opportunity for students and staff to have a bit of fun and raise money for a good cause at the same time.”

The college’s bakery – selling a wide range of freshly cooked bread, cakes, pastries and biscuits – is open at the Metro One campus, 10am-2pm, Monday to Friday, and 11am-1pm at the Paget Road campus on Wednesdays and Wellington Road campus in Bilston on Thursdays.

National Doughnut Week, sponsored by CSM Bakery Solutions, was launched in 1991 and has raised a total of £787,000 through the sale of 14 million doughnuts. The Children’s Trust became the chosen charity in 2005 and, to date, has received £312,000 from the events.

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