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Horsham pancake races are flipping good fun

The heat was on in Horsham Carfax as local organisations in a range of colourful costumes took part in the sixth annual pancake races organised by Horsham Rotary Club.

All afternoon on Tuesday, February 18, teams gathered to compete for a wide range of charities, and children’s entertainer Dave Benson Phillips was the host and commentator at the popular Horsham event.

John Le Rossignol of Horsham Rotary Club said: “A huge thank you from Horsham Rotary Club to everybody who participated in Horsham’s sixth pancake races yesterday and all of the other activities, and to everybody who helped create the event, run the event and make it a great fun day in spite of the weather.”

Throughout the event local business, Sugar and Snow made crepes and Age UK Horsham District held art activities for people to take part in.

2013 champions Broadbridge Heath Leisure centre won the event for a second year and the winning charity team was the Amber Foundation, who also took home the trophy in 2010.

Racers from the Dame Vera Lynn Trust won the best fancy dress and South East Hearing Centre won the over 40’s section.

John Le Rossignol added: “Lastly thanks to all the marvellous sponsors, Ringway for the Barriers and Signage, Sainsburys for the pancakes, lemons and sugar, Waitrose, South East Hearing Centre, and the Non Stop Party Shop for the cups and medals. Without all of you it would not happen.”

The charity to receive the proceeds from the pancake races will be announced at a later date.

If you would like to join Horsham Rotary Club in organising next year’s event email hoshamrotary@btconnect.com or visit them in Swan Walk on the 7th, 8th, and 9th March.

Regular readers of The District Post will also be pleased to hear that for the first time in the history of the paper, we reached the final of the competition and came in fourth place.

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