Flip and run to help those in need

Get your frying pans ready for Pancake Day.

Parramatta Mission will mark  Shrove Tuesday, March 4, with a pancake street race which will raise money for the Meals Plus community kitchen and outreach program.

Participants with frying pans will race from Parramatta Town Hall to Parramatta Mission, tossing pancakes into the air and, hopefully, catching them in the pan whilst running.

Chief executives and local business owners are among those preparing to compete in tomorrow’s street race.

Senior minister and Parramatta Mission chief executive  Keith Hamilton said he was delighted so many local identities would  take part in the race.

‘‘Pancake Tuesday is celebrated all over the world and bringing it to Parramatta provides us with a great opportunity to unite the community in a fun way and for a good cause,’’ Mr Hamilton said.

Parramatta mayor John Chedid, who will blow the whistle to start the race, said he was looking forward to supporting a good cause.

‘‘Parramatta Mission has been providing community services for over 40 years helping people who are homeless, people facing crisis and people living with mental illness,’’ Cr Chedid said.

‘‘Pancake Tuesday will allow everyone in our community to get behind Parramatta Mission and support people who are doing it tough.’’ 

Parramatta Mission staff and volunteers will also be serving pancakes from 7.30am to warm everyone up for the big race.

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