9th Mar 2017
For another year, families, friends and co-workers came together to celebrate Shrove Tuesday at the Great Spitalfields Pancake Race. The race was organised by Alternative Arts and raised vital funds for our charity.
17 teams gathered at the The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane on 28th February, ready to run and toss pancakes on their way to victory. Among the competitors were runners dressed as Batman, Darth Vader and the Minions. After a dramatic round of heats, the race concluded with a final that was so close judges had to review video footage to decide who was the winner.
Mark Vickers, Chairman of London’s Air Ambulance, said:
“The local community stepped out in force to have fun at the race, but not only did they take part in the event, they also raised money for a special London charity. London’s Air Ambulance is based at The Royal London, barely a mile from The Old Truman Brewery, and it’s really important that we connect with the local community. We are massively grateful for everyone’s support.”
Prizes were generously donated by local firms and included a £50 voucher from the Big Chill Bar, a £50 voucher from Galvin HOP, free games and drinks at Junkyard Golf and a Rough Trade CD and vinyl collection. Every participant received a hot pancake from the Hungrian Creperie after the race.
Winners — There’s No i in Pancake
Runners Up - See You on the Flipside (London’s Air Ambulance)
Best Dressed Team — The Arts Adminions
Best Behaved Team — The Wild Animals