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MHRA-27-01-12 Pancake Jan69'In Prepration for the Annual town pancake race ,'from the left, Lion Martyan Priest,Graig Rummings, Kerry Mc Alpine, Lion Ursula Lloyd, and Lion Harvey Selwyn .

MHRA-27-01-12 Pancake Jan69'In Prepration for the Annual town pancake race ,'from the left, Lion Martyan Priest,Graig Rummings, Kerry Mc Alpine, Lion Ursula Lloyd, and Lion Harvey Selwyn .

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LADIES of both sexes are now being summoned for this year’s Rugby Rokeby Lions Pancake race.

The annual Sheep Street spectacle will take place on Tuesday February 21 at noon and will be raising money for several needy causes in and around Rugby, including Kerry’s Wheelchair Fund.

The event has become well known for colourful fancy dress and for some competitors being more convincing females than others.

And with three weeks to go, those wishing to take part are invited to pick up sponsorship forms, start collecting money and prepare a costume.

Terry Byrne, of Rugby Rokeby Lions, said: “Once again, Rugby Rokeby Lions are approaching local individuals, groups and companies in an endeavour to maintain the tradition of a pancake race in Rugby. Apart from our own Lions’ Charities, this year’s designated recipient will be Kerry’s Wheelchair Fund.”

The Fund has been set up to buy a wheelchair to help 34-year-old Long Lawford mother of two Kerry McAlpine, who suffers from the untreatable condition known as arachnoiditis, which leaves her in constant discomfort.

Terry added: “The cost of the specialist wheelchair is £19,500, - this seems a small price to pay to help this brave young mother get back the quality of life most of us take for granted.”

To find out more or get a sponsorship form, call Terry on (01788) 576011.