Flipping brilliant! Northampton shopping centre supports hospice with pancake race

Picture: Weston Favell Shopping Centre
Picture: Weston Favell Shopping Centre

Nearly £200 was raised for Cynthia Spencer Hospice thanks to a fun pancake race at Weston Favell Shopping Centre.

The event, held last week on pancake day, was supporting the centre's chosen charity of the year.

Picture: Weston Favell Shopping Centre

Picture: Weston Favell Shopping Centre

Relay races between the centre management team, Cynthia Spencer Hospice and the stores throughout the shopping centre took place, with winners gaining ultimate glory, along with a goodie bag of pancake ingredients and the losers taking home their wooden spoon. Contestants had to run, flip their pancake twice and run back to their next teammates. No injuries were incurred, but a few splatted pancakes hit the floor!

A total of £178.54 was raised during the day and donated to the Cynthia Spencer Hospice, who had made a special appearance with their mascot Spencer joining in the racing fun in the morning.

Kevin Legg, centre manager at Weston Favell shopping centre, said “This was such a great event to host! It brought out the competitive side of us, but when it’s for charity, all is forgiven. Thank you to everyone who came to take part and the customers who stopped to cheer us on. Raising a little extra money for the Cynthia Spencer Hospice is always a great feeling!”

Picture: Weston Favell Shopping Centre

Picture: Weston Favell Shopping Centre

Picture: Weston Favell Shopping Centre

Picture: Weston Favell Shopping Centre

Picture: Weston Favell Shopping Centre

Picture: Weston Favell Shopping Centre