Annual Pancake Races return to Horsham today

JPCT 180214 S14081721x Horsham pancake races.  -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140218-154120001
JPCT 180214 S14081721x Horsham pancake races. -photo by Steve Cobb SUS-140218-154120001

Join in the fun lunchtime today (Tuesday February 17) when nearly 30 Teams of Pancake Flippers will fly across the Carfax, competing to be the 2015 Horsham Pancake Race Champions from 12pm.

Amongst the competitors in this, our seventh year, we have teams from Halifax Bank, Spofforths, Sainsbury’s, St Catherine’s Hospice, The Dame Vera Lynn Trust, Aspect 8, Pavilions in the Park, Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, Bluecoat Sports, Samaritans, Saxon Weald, B52s, Guy Leonard, Hamptons International, Beales, Fiesta Tots, South East Hearing Centres, Harris Lord, and Redwood Financial.

Bring the kids to come and watch the proceedings from midday including Mascots racing in their special Egg and Spoon Races including Alice the Eagle from Crystal Palace FC, Howie the Hornet from Horsham FC, Mr Buzz and Chesney the Chipmunk from the Children’ Trust.

Children’s TV star Dave Benson Phillips will once again be Race Commentator as well as helping to entertain the children. Between 10am and 3pm there will also be a Children’s giant marquee with Face Painters from Busy Days and The Little Crafters Studio will be offering a fantastic and affordable selection of messy crafts and play for children to take part in.

Charities who are participating in the Races will also be manning stalls. Freshly made pancakes will also be on sale near the racetrack.

The event is once again organised by The Rotary Club of Horsham in partnership with Horsham District Council and is aimed at raising money for local charities that are nominated by the participants.

The Main Sponsor for this year’s event is once again locally based highway maintenance Company, Ringway, who will organise the race course and signage, as well as sponsoring the Mascot Race Prizes. Sainsbury’s will be supplying the pancakes as well as sponsoring a Trophy together with Waitrose, the Non-Stop Party Shop, Rawlison Butler, South East Hearing Centres and Horsham Rotary Club.

So, bring the kids to the Carfax for a flipping jolly time.

If the weather has been poor, please check the Rotary Club of Horsham Facebook Page to ensure that the event is still on as the racing is dependent on suitable underfoot conditions.

Report contributed by the Rotary Club of Horsham.