Rotary Club Of Warwick

Feb25 - Pancakes are for tossing!

Pancakes go flying for traditional dash

A traditional event took over Warwick market place this week, with businesses in the town joining children with the fun.

The Warwick Pancake race is an annual event organised by the Rotary Club of Warwick, held in the Market Place with children from local primary schools dashing across the square with pans and pancakes. This year it was delayed a week as Shrove Tuesday fell over half term.

Six teams from local companies turned up to give it a go, and show the children how it should be done(or not!) Winners were a team from The Globe Hotel which also supplied pancakes to the watching crowds.

Warwick Mayor and the Town Crier then set off 20 teams from local schools, running under names such as “Westgate whizzers” and “flippin marvellous”. They were cheered on by nearly 100 children and a crowd of passers by and parents, watching in the cool sunshine.

Cllr Moira-Ann Grainger, Mayor of Warwick accompanied by Sarah Wrist, Community co-ordinator from Tesco, presented the prizes to year 2 Infants Westgate, and year 6 Juniors to Westgate – the first time we have had a double!

Local businesses really joined in the spirit too, with Tesco providing the prizes and cream eggs for all the children; and the atmosphere in the square was really buzzing with The Globe restaurant supplying hot pancakes and Thomas Lloyd in the square serving coffee to keep the crowds warm.

Rotary President Jackie Crampton said “this is a nice way to keep a tradition alive. This is one of the events we arrange for the local community and we are delighted that local businesses have joined in this year”

See the attached for photographs of the event

Photographs kindly supplied by Gillian Fletcher

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