A flip­ping great spec­ta­cle!

Macclesfield Express - - FRONT PAGE - DANIELLE ROPER

HUN­DREDS of spectators and 12 teams of flip­pers turned out for the big­gest and best pan­cake race the town has seen in years.

Forty-eight com­peti­tors from busi­nesses, clubs and or­gan­i­sa­tions across Mac­cles­field grabbed their pans and pan­cakes and raced up and down Mill Street for the Mac- cles­field Pan­cake Race.

Hun­dreds of pounds were raised for ECHO, the char­ity of East Cheshire NHS Trust, pro­vid­ing equip­ment, treat­ment and staff de­vel­op­ment for Mac­cles­field District Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal and other com­mu­nity health­care ser­vices.

Seiz­ing vic­tory at the Shrove Tues­day event were San­tander Mac­cles­field, with Tesco bag­ging se­cond place and the Mor­phman team, led by the land­lord of the Old Mill­stone John Gart­land, snatch­ing third po­si­tion.

Mor­phman also took the fancy dress crown with their por­tray­als of Morph, the TV plas­ticine cre­ation of the late Tony Hart.

Silk FM pro­vided mu­sic while the Mayor of Mac­cles­field Coun Liz Dur- ham pre­sented the race prizes.

Fiona Doorey, ECHO’s fundrais­ing man­ager, said: “This is the third year we’ve run the event and the best yet.”

●● One com­peti­tor shows how it’s done

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