ARMED with their best frying pans and running gear, contestants took to the streets of Parramatta to race in Parramatta Mission’s first-ever pancake race fund-raiser.
More than $350 was raised for the mission’s Meals Plus Community Kitchen and Outreach Program.
Senior minister and Parramatta Mission chief executive Keith Hamilton said it was a great way to raise money and awareness for the charity.
‘‘The barbecues were fired up and the pancake mix was ready,’’ Mr Hamilton said.
‘‘With the aroma of delicious pancakes in the air the contestants came running to the Parramatta Mission Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race event.’’
Participants raced from Parramatta Town Hall to Parramatta Mission, tossing pancakes into the air and, catching them in the pan whilst running.
The winning team was made up of Rodger Byrne from the Parramatta Chamber of Commerce, senior constable Anthony Loxley and Parramatta Mission representative Patrick Kelly.
Students from Arthur Phillip High School collected donations and raised awareness of the Meals Plus Program.
Further donations can be made via the Parramatta Mission website, parramattamission.org.au.