Flippin’ fun at pancake race
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.”