Come and enjoy a flipping good time

By Tim Clarke Wednesday 23 January 2013 Updated: 23/01 17:49

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PEOPLE of all ages are being egged-on to sign up for next month's annual pancake race on Worcester High Street.

The eighth annual charity race organised by Worcester South Rotary Club is set to take place on Saturday, February 9.

It's the first time the race has been held at the weekend rather than on Shrove Tuesday in an effort to attract more families and children and ensure the fund-raiser has all the right ingredients to be a pan-tastic success.

David Scott, one of the organising team, said: "In the past we have relied on businesses and people being able to get half an hour off work but we've decided to move to Saturday in order to include more children, families and groups that might have missed out before. It's always great fun and we usually get a good crowd of people coming along to support it."

Teams can be made up of two, three or four people who will compete in heats raced over four 60 metre legs of the High Street course.

There is no charge for entering but teams are asked to raise some sponsorship money for the event's chosen charities which are Acorns Children's Hospice, the Maggs Day Centre, St Richard's Hospice as well as other Rotary charities.

The winners of the race will be presented with the Peplow Trophy by the Mayor of Worcester Councillor Roger Berry.

For more information on entering a team call John Prosser on 01905 20387 or email

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