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Flipping ‘Eck! It’s the Big Beverley Pancake Race Calling All Pancake Tossers – Register Your Teams Now!

The ‘Big Beverley Pancake Race’ is back.  Some residents may remember it from several years ago, when it was a regular calendar date, organised by the then, Beverley Arms Hotel.

Calling all pubs, restaurants, cafes, shops, businesses and groups - All teams are welcome, round up a team of four willing tossers and join up,  (preferably in fancy dress) to compete in the  ‘Big Beverley  Charity  Pancake Race’  to be held in  Butcher Row & Wednesday Market  starting at 11am on  Sunday 11th  February 2018. 

The event is organised by Beverley Town Council in partnership with the Rotary Club of Beverley and is aimed at raising money for local charities and bringing townsfolk and businesses together. 

We thank all our sponsors.  The Main sponsor for this year’s event is Lakeland, who will fund the organisation of the race course, signage and trophy.  Jason Rowe, owner of Snap steakhouse will be supplying the pancakes as well as sponsoring a prize.  Add Plant of Beverley will be sponsoring the pedestrian barriers required.  Cascare Medical Services are sponsoring the first aid cover for the event. A mascot race will take place led by Bertie Beaver.  Professor Fiddlesticks, circus skills family entertainer will be on hand to entertain.   Spectators are most welcome.

Pancake Umpires for this special day, Mayor of Beverley, Cllr Ann Willis and President of the Rotary Club of Beverley, Mr Suham Sidani, both stated ‘It is great to be working in partnership and bringing the race back to the town.  We are looking forward to receiving entry forms from local businesses and organisations. We give our thanks to Lakeland , Snap, Add Plant and Cascare Medical Services and hope more local people and businesses will want to get involved, by joining in the fun to brighten up February, it’s an old tradition which is very interesting’. 

The call is going out for restaurants, cafes, shops, businesses and groups to get together a team of four willing pancake tossers, who can enter the relay race of approximately 80 metre, frying pans and pancakes, will be supplied, however non-slip training shoes are required. The course is designed to encourage a sensible mix of skill and speed. There will be a  trophy and prizes awarded to the winners on the day, including one for the ‘Best Team Fancy Dress’ and  one for the overall ‘Winning Team’.

Mr Paul Vinsen, Chairman of Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitality Association (HEYHA) said, ‘It’s wonderful to see this tradition revived.  We created this fun race to celebrate Shrove Tuesday in the 1980’s, at the time I was the Manager of Beverley Arms Hotel and also a Rotary member.  I am really delighted to be involved again’.

Further information and Entry Forms for the Team event can be obtained by emailing clerk@beverley.gov.uk. The Final date for Entries is Tuesday 6th February and they will be accepted on a strictly first come, first served basis. Please contact Helen Watson, Town Clerk for more details at the above email or call 01482 874096. 

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