Enterprising Tadcaster Grammar School student Hannah Venable was the driving force behind a business initiative which has made “dough” for a local hospice.

Hannah, from Selby, a sixth form student, hit on the idea of selling doughnuts to fellow students to raise money for Martin House Children’s Hospice, at Boston Spa.

She contacted Krispy Kreme Doughnuts online and ordered 50 dozen, which she collected from the Leeds store at 7am.

“They sold out quicker than we expected,” said Hannah, who managed to sell all 600 doughnuts and raise £400 in ten minutes.

“I decided with other members of Dawson House at the school that this would be a terrific idea, not only to raise the profile of our house, but to raise a substantial amount of money for a well deserved charity.”