Flip­pin’ fun at pan­cake race

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - STU­ART GREER

ATEAM of sci­en­tists have been crowned this year’s pan­cake race win­ners.

The boffins from Phenomenex, based on Queen’s Av­enue, beat 10 other teams from the town to help raise more than £300 for Macclesfield Hos­pi­tal’s char­ity ECHO.

They had to race up and down Mill Street, toss­ing pancakes, cheered on by dozens of spec­ta­tors.

Among those join­ing in the fun was Mayor of Macclesfield Janet Jack­son.

Phenomenex took the crown, beat­ing last year’s de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Axon, as well as staff from the Old Mill­stone pub, Sub­way, Sains­bury’s, Tesco and Ar­vato HR.

Michael Whit­more, from Phenomenex, said: “We had great fun tak­ing part and we didn’t fall over as much as some other teams, so emerged rel­a­tively un­scathed.

“It’s all for a good cause with such a worth­while char­ity be­hind it, so we were de­lighted to take part.”

Cash was raised from en­try fees and the sale of pancakes by cater­ers Vanilla in Al­lsea­sons.

Funds raised will go to­wards pro­vid­ing the most up-to-date equip­ment, pi­o­neer­ing treat­ment and staff devel­op­ment at Macclesfield Hos­pi­tal and in the wider com­mu­nity.

Lynn McGill, East Cheshire NHS Trust chair­man, said: “The event went bril­liantly.

“We were blessed with great weather and we had a fan­tas­tic turnout on the day, both in terms of the num­ber of teams who en­tered and the peo­ple who came out to watch.”

Pic­tures: Andy Lam­bert

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