Flip­pin’ heck! It’s time for pan­cake race!

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

TEAMS from busi­nesses, clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions across Mac­cles­field are in­vited to flip their way to vic­tory in this year’s Mac­cles­field Pan­cake Race.

Those who en­ter to race through the town cen­tre toss­ing pan­cakes will raise money for health ser­vices and equip­ment at the hos­pi­tal.

The Shrove Tues­day event, which this year falls on Fe­bru­ary 9, sees com­peti­tors sprint­ing up and down Mill Street while toss­ing pan­cakes in fry­ing pans. Mac­cles­field’s busi­nesses, clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions are urged to pro­mote them­selves, have fun and sup­port lo­cal health ser­vices at the same time by en­ter­ing a team of two peo­ple or more. Reg­is­tra­tion costs £15 per team and or­gan­is­ers ask that team mem­bers aim to raise £100 in spon­sor­ship money be­tween them.

The event is be­ing run by ECHO – the of­fi­cial char­ity of East Cheshire NHS Trust, which runs lo­cal health ser­vices in­clud­ing Mac­cles­field District Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal.

Any funds raised for ECHO go to­wards pro­vid­ing the equip­ment, treat­ment and staff de­vel­op­ment at Mac­cles­field District Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal and in other com­mu­nity health­care ser­vices.

Fancy dress is not com­pul­sory but is en­cour­aged with fun cos­tumes hav­ing be­come a fix­ture.

A num­ber of prizes will be on of­fer and Silk FM will be on hand to com­pere and keep the crowds en­ter­tained.

Reg­is­tra­tion takes place out­side the town hall at 10.30am and the first race is at 11.30am. The races should be com­pleted by 1pm so the event can fit around the work­ing day.

To reg­is­ter, or for more in­for­ma­tion, call 01625 661184 or email ec­ntstaff. comms@nhs.net.

Pans and real pan­cakes will be pro­vided and vol­un­teers from the Ro­tary Club of Mac­cles­field Cas­tle will pro­vide stew­ards.

●● Last year’s win­ning team of Mac­cles­field Pan­cake Race, from lo­cal tech­nol­ogy com­pany Phenomenex

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