For a good cause
This year’s Wimmera Uniting Care Pancake Day will raise money for youth mental health services in the region.
The organisation has upped the stakes for the February 28 event, with staff and volunteers to flip pancakes for a cause at Horsham’s May Park.
Chief executive Wendy Sturgess said Pancake Day was a fantastic opportunity to bring people together to enjoy each other’s company – along with some delicious pancakes – for a good cause.
“This year the proceeds from Pancake Day will go towards funding special projects within the new headspace Horsham, supporting young people in our community,” she said.
“headspace is the nation’s leading support service for young people who are experiencing problems with mental health. Young people in the Wimmera will have access to the Horsham service from April this year.”
Ms Sturgess said Pancake Day was always a fun day and supported programs which directly benefit Wimmera people.
“For $7 you receive a plate of three pancakes with your choice of toppings and the knowledge you have helped fund a vital service,” she said.
“We want to make sure we are catering for everyone, gluten free options are available and there will also be the opportunity for businesses, groups or people with limited time to place take away orders on our website.
“Caffe de Kerb will also be there to offer a selection of hot and cold beverages, as well as a free jumping castle to keep the kids entertained. The owner will donate a percentage of her profits from the day.”
Ms Sturgess said people could visit www.wuc.org.au/ pancake for take-away order forms.
She thanked the event’s sponsors, along with Horsham East Rotary Club members, who will volunteer on the day.
Ms Sturgess encouraged anyone who was interested in hosting their own Pancake Day event to contact Wimmera Uniting Care to ensure all money raised was distributed locally.
People can visit wuc.org.au/ events for more information, along with a list of other Pancake Day events in the region.