Cancer Research UK is calling on suppliers and retailers to sponsor its Pound a Poem fund-raising initiative for research into children's cancer.

Kids pay £1 to write a poem about fruit and veg. Schools will receive an explanatory DVD featuring kids' favourites Dick and Dom.

Companies are asked to sponsor a vegetable or fruit for £1,000 on the web site - www.poundapoem.co.uk. Companies wishing to help should e-mail david@cosmopolitanfoods.co.uk.