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All local Horsham businesses, charities and other organisations are invited to enter teams of four people (preferably in fancy dress) to compete in the eleventh annual Horsham Rotary Charity Pancake Races 2020. This year the races will be held in the Carfax at lunchtime on Thursday, February 20th which is NOT Shrove Tuesday which falls during the half term school holiday and on a Market Day.

The Horsham Pancake Races are always run during half term so that families can come and enjoy the entertainment, creating larger crowds and a brilliant atmosphere. The event is once again organised by The Rotary Club of Horsham in partnership with Horsham District Council and is aimed at raising money for local Charities that are nominated by the competitors. We are delighted that Mansell Mctaggart have agreed to sponsor this year’s event…..  big thanks go to them.

The call is going out for Businesses and Organisations to get together a team of four who can enter the 80 metre relay race, using their own frying pan and non- slip shoes.The course is designed to encourage a sensible mix of skill and speed.

There will be cups and prizes awarded to the winners on the day, including one for the Best Team Fancy Dress, one for the Best Over 40’s Team, one for the Winning Charity Team, one for the Best Individual Fancy Dress, one for the Best Flipper and one for the overall Winning Team.

Last year Blue Coat Sports won the prestigious Sainsbury’s Cup after narrowly beating the holders for the last 3 years,  Harris Lord.   The Springboard Team won the Rotary Shield for the winning Charity Team;  and the Best Fancy Dress Prize, presented by the Non Stop Party Shop,  was won by the Team from Shelley’s event decorations, while the best individual fancy dress trophy, donated by South East Hearing, went to Nikky Smith. Alzheimer’s won the Waitrose Trophy for the best over-40s’ Team and Kieran Holmes was crowned Best Flipper and took home the DMH Stallard Trophy.

Alzheimer’s won the £300 award for being the charity nominated by the winning team and the Springboard Project gained £300 for winning the charity race.

Entry Forms  and further information and for the Team event can be obtained by emailing There is a £40 entry fee per Team and all monies received will go to the winning/participating charities. The final date for entries is Friday 7th February and they will be accepted on a strictly first come, first served basis.

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