Pancake Day Fundraiser 2017


Soroptimist International Newbury & District Pancake Race teams and the Mayor of Newbury

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The Soroptimist International Newbury & District Pancake Races & Lunches event on Shrove Tuesday raised £500 for our nominated charity for 2017 – The Rosemary Appeal. 20 teams from local businesses and organisations battled it out for the much-coveted winning Trophy.. We would like to thank all the sponsors who gave us their generous support:  The Newbury Weekly News, Henwick Properties, Gecko Communications, Accounting & Taxation Centre, Briars Dental Centre and Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, also all the teams who participated in the races. Our thanks also to The Mayor of Newbury Cllr Julian Swift-Hook who started the races assisted by Julian Tubb Hungerford town crier,  the team of Stewards, John Hampson for his competent and amusing commentary, the Corn Exchange, Newbury Town Council, West Berkshire Council, WBRRC and Penny Locke of Penny Post. The Newbury Weekly News continued their support by not only sponsoring the overall prize but also for the fantastic ads leading up to the event. The Overall Winner’s Trophy this year went to the orange spandex-clad team from the marketing agency Jaywing..The best dressed team sponsored by Henwick Properties, went to the Briars Dental Centre with their dentistry-themed costumes. The coveted best pancake tosser of the year sponsored by Gecko Communications was awarded to Adam Woodley from the Harry Potter -themed team. Following the races the Mayor of Newbury tossed pancakes from the Town Hall balcony to a member of each running team and then the Mayor tossed more pancakes to the local children waiting below. Following the races delicious pancake lunches were served in St Nicolas Church hall by a brilliant team of Soroptimists, friends and supporters. For information on how to enter a race team next year, Tuesday 13th February 2018, please contact Newbury Soroptimists on si_newbury@hotmail.co.uk or Katy on 01635 34045 or kfh7@hotmail.com

Teams running and tossing pancakes in the Market Place, Newbury n shrove Tuesday 2017

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