Last chance to enter Rugby pancake day races

Rugby pancake races 2015.
Rugby pancake races 2015.

The annual Pancake Day races will be returning to Rugby next week.

The Rugby Rokeby Lions are appealing for businesses and residents to join their pancake day races and they are also looking for woman to join the annual ‘ladies’ fancy dress charity pancake race’.

This year’s race will be raising money for New Directions, a charity which makes a difference to the lives of vulnerable people and money will also go to the Lions’ charities.

Following recent extension work of Richmond Lodge to provide additional accommodation for residents, New Directions now wish to provide a relaxed outside area for the residents to use in the form of a Sensory Garden, which will take the form of lawned areas with walkways around and through for easy access to all the facilities and also paved sitting areas around the garden for general use.

The main focal point of the garden will be the central illuminated water feature located in an octagonal paved area, with seating provided around it in the form of wooden benches.

Also, there will be raised planting beds located around the garden for residents’ use, together with external wall and low level post lighting for night time illumination of the garden and paved areas.

The Rugby Rokeby Lions are hoping to raise as much sponsorship as possible from the Pancake Race to help towards the £20,000 project.

The pancake races will take place on Tuesday February 28.

If anyone would like to enter the pancake race they should contact one of the following Lions members below by tomorrow (Tuesday February 21).

Lion Doug Hutchinson 02476 540449

Lion Terry Byrne 01788 576011

Lion Graham Yates 01788 521158

Lion John Nelson 01788 331194

On the day there will be preliminary heats followed by a final of heat winners and runners-up on a course of approx. 100 metres in length.

Contestants should bring their own frying pan but pancakes will be provided.

The pancake must be tossed once during the race and the holding down of the pancake by fingers or thumbs could lead to disqualification

All contestants are encouraged to wear fancy dress

Sponsorship forms and money should be produced on the day when checking in before the event, at the Rugby Hotel in Sheep Street at 11.30am and the race will start at noon.