1:00pm Thursday 25th April 2013
THE cash has been counted and Malvern’s annual pancake race has been declared as a flipping great success.
Organiser Malvern Rotary Club was delighted to announce this week that the event,which was held at Priory Park in February, raised a grand total of £2,200 for charity.
Rotary spokesman Sandy Gibson said that £400 of this was brought in by teams entered by charities and that they are able to retain the funds for their own causes.
“Out of the remaining £1,800, Rotary will use just over £1,000 for local causes, requirements for which will arise as usual during the year, with £750 being allocated immediately to the End Polio Now campaign,” said Mr Gibson.
“This Rotary-led international project was initiated in 1985 when 350000 Polio cases arose annually in 125 countries. With the reduction to 300 cases in three countries in 2012, the target remains complete elimination, which would be only the second human disease to be totally eradicated, smallpox being the first.”
Fifteen teams took part in the pancake race, with almost 50 youngsters enjoying a special “toddlers’ race” held prior to the main event.
The event was sponsored by Waitrose supermarket, which also provided the winning team in the “elite” category. Save the Children won the “veteran”
division and has also now been awarded the trophy for the team raising the most sponsorship.
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