This year’s Rugby Pancake Race will help little Mia

Pictured: Lion Chris Malthouse, last year's race runner up Anna Drzaszcz from The Rugby Hotel, Lion John Nelson and Lion Graham Yates.
Pictured: Lion Chris Malthouse, last year's race runner up Anna Drzaszcz from The Rugby Hotel, Lion John Nelson and Lion Graham Yates.
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This year’s Ladies’ Pancake Race will raise money for a very special little girl.

The organisers, Rugby Rokeby Lions Club, have decided to support Mia Williams and her family and are aiming to raise £1,000 to buy a specialised Safe Chair for Mia.

Mia Williams

Mia Williams

Nine-year-old Mia was born without eyes, has cerebral palsy and suffers from low muscle tone. She has to be carried by her parents but life is becoming more difficult as Mia gets older. So this year’s Pancake Race will help buy a specialised Safe Chair for Mia to enable her to sit independently both inside and out in the garden.

The race takes place on February 9 on Sheep Street, Rugby, and fancy dress is optional but encouraged.

To register, call Lion Doug Hutchinson on 02476 540449, or Lion Terry Byrne on 01788 576011, or Lion Graham Yates 01788 521158.

The race winner will receive the Pancake Trophy and the company represented will receive the Pancake Shield to be held for one year.

The person who raises the most sponsorship will receive an inscribed trophy, as will the best fancy dress outfit. Sponsorship forms and monies should be produced on the day when checking in before the event, at the Rugby Hotel in Sheep Street at 11.30am on Tuesday February 9 for the race start at noon.

Rugby Rokeby Lions Club, which organises the Santa Sleigh tour of Rugby every year, raises money for a range of charities and organisations. Some of the Pancake Race funds will go towards the Lions’ charities.

To find out more about the charitable club, go to rugbyrokebylions.wordpress.com