Littlehampton charity pancake race is back

THE Littlehampton Charity Pancake Challenge is back and this year it will be celebrating its fifth anniversary.

The event will take place in the High Street on Saturday February 18 between 11-1pm and it is expected that it will draw in crowds as has been the case for the last four years.

The event, organised by Littlehampton Town Council has gathered a large following since it started in 2008 with up to 20 teams returning year after year to battle it out for the coveted Gold Frying Pan.

Teams of four adults or children are invited to take part in a series of Olympic-inspired events to raise funds for their chosen charity.

There will be four disciplines including sprint, relay and curling, you have read right, pancake curling will be part of the challenges.

The fourth challenge is an obstacle course with a series of challenges that have to be completed in the fastest time. All activities will involve pancakes and team members will be going head to head to win Gold, Silver or Bronze medals, which are actually frying pans. The current title holder is Jamie’s Wish.

Past participants include a range of community groups such as pantomime characters from the local Musical Comedy and businesses like Ej Moyle Solicitors. Anyone interested in taking part can either download a registration form from the Town Council’s website or ring 01903 732063 for more information. The closing date for registrations is Wednesday February 8 2012.

The Chair of the Town Council’s Community Resources Committee, Cllr Joyce Bowyer: “This unusual event brings the community together in a fun way whilst raising awareness of the local groups that do so much for residents and raise much needed funds for their services. It will be great to see the High Street packed with participants and spectators enjoying themselves as has been the case the last four years.”