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Families have a flipping good time at pancake events across area

Pancake morning at Ketton Methodist Church. Rev Andy Fyall, Elizabeth Heathcote and Geoff Heathcote.
Photo: MSMP010314-007ow

Pancake morning at Ketton Methodist Church. Rev Andy Fyall, Elizabeth Heathcote and Geoff Heathcote. Photo: MSMP010314-007ow

Children, parents and grandparents got in on the act of making, tasting and even flipping pancakes to mark the tradition of Shrove Tuesday.

At events in Thornhaugh, Bourne, Ketton and Whissendine marked the day, commonly known as Pancake Day, as families tuck into the tasty treat and even raised funds for worthy causes.

At Sacrewell Farm, in Thornhaugh, it included showing the 450 visitors to the educational trust the importance of food and farming.

Marketing manger Megan Horner said: “They had to go round the farm and find the ingredient for making pancakes. They picked up stickers of eggs from the chicken run, milk from the cows, flour from the mill and butter from the yard before some 40 people took part in the pancake race.”

Mike Rooney, centre manager said: “The trail encouraged people to look around the farm. Part of our role here is to make people aware where the food comes from. So children were busy exploring and learning the importance of food and farming.”

At Ketton Methodist Church villagers were invited to eat pancakes and contribute to a charity.

The £355 raised will go to Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice, Peterborough, where the charity is aiming to raise £6million for a state-of-the-art building to provide palliative and respite care.

Church member Geoff Heathcote said: “The village did us proud.”

At Bourne Methodist Church Hall, Anne Hitch impressed guests as she flipped the pancakes higher and higher, raising £153 for repairs to the church. “It seems to be getting more and more popular,” said Mrs Hitch.

In St Andrew’s Church, Whissendine there was flipping galore as visitors competed for the top spot.

Pancake Day, or Shrove Tuesday is the day before Christians, traditionally, begin a 40-day fast for Lent.

 

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