For a good cause

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

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.

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