Date(s) - 13-February-2018
CALLING ALL RACING PANCAKE FLIPPERS
REGISTER YOUR TEAMS NOW
FOR THE TENTH
ANNUAL HORSHAM CHARITY PANCAKE RACES
Have fun, support charities and promote your organisation’s role in the local community
All local Horsham businesses, charities and other organisations are invited to enter teams of four people (preferably in fancy dress) to compete in the tenth annual Horsham Rotary Charity Pancake Races to be held in the Carfax at lunchtime on Tuesday, February 13th which is Shrove Tuesday which falls during the half term school holiday.
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.
The Main Sponsor for this year’s event is once again locally based highway maintenance Company, Ringway, who will organise the race course and signage, as well as sponsoring the Mascot Race Prizes. Sainsbury’s will be supplying the pancakes as well as sponsoring the main Trophy, with other trophies being sponsored by Waitrose, the Non-Stop Party Shop, Rawlison Butler, South East Hearing Centres and Horsham Rotary Club .
A special 10th Anniversary award, sponsored by Spirit FM Radio will be made to a local business in recognition of their long term support for the Rotary Horsham Charity Pancake Races.
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’s Winning Team were Harris Lord Recruitment who beat Sainsbury’s in the final…to win the prestigious Sainsbury’s Cup for the second time. The St Catherine’s Hospice Team won the Rotary Shield for the winning Charity; and the Best Fancy Dress Prize, presented by the Non Stop Party Shop, was won by the Team from Action Medical Research who were dressed as tinselly haired doctors. The Samaritans won the Waitrose Trophy for the Best Over-40’s Team and Leo Joseph of Harris Lord was crowned Best Flipper and took home the Rawlison Butler Trophy. St. Catherine’s Hospice, Chestnut Tree House and Action Medical Research all received monies from the event as a result of being nominated by the competing teams and/or the winning teams or winning the Charity Race.
As well as the amazing Pancake Races, a splendid medley of colourful mascots from far and wide will compete in Egg & Spoon Races for the Ringway Cup. Last year’s race was won by Buster the Search Dog who just beat Horsham’s very own ‘Howie the Hornet’ in a close run final.
Entry Forms (copy below) and further information and for the Team event can be obtained by emailing [email protected] The final date for entries is Friday 2nd February and they will be accepted on a strictly first come, first served basis.
Organised by the Rotary Club of Horsham, Ringway Ltd
and Horsham District Council
A Horsham Time Well Spent Partnership Event
Supported by The Non-Stop Party Shop, Sainsbury’s, Waitrose, Rawlison Butler
South East Hearing Centres and Spirit FM