It's a toss up as pancake event raises cash

By Toby Neal | Oakengates | News | Published:

Around 60 people flocked to a Telford church for a fun pancake evening for Shrove Tuesday.

It was the first time that St Georges Parish Church had held its pancake evening within the church itself and it proved a great success, raising £307 for the upkeep of the building.

"It was a very good turnout - we weren't expecting that many," said Mrs Jenny Ward, one of the organisers.

"People came in, found themselves a seat, chatted with people, and mixed. It was like a social evening."

However, the mixing didn't extend to the pancakes themselves, as they were brought in ready prepared.

"They were donated by Asda at Donnington. We are not allowed to make them in the church - we haven't the facilities there to be honest. We had a microwave and cooked the pancakes in that.

"We got through about 80 pancakes and we brought in lots of different fillings. People enjoyed it. It's the first time we have had that sort of social evening in the church. We usually have a pancake evening in someone's house," added Jenny, who gave a nod to tradition by grabbing a saucepan and giving one of the pancakes a flip.

Toby Neal

By Toby Neal
Feature Writer

A journalist in Shropshire for 40 years, mainly writes features and columns, especially about aspects of Shropshire history. Lives in Telford and is based at the Ketley headquarters.


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