Children raise funds from pancake flipping

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CHILDREN had a flipping good time as they got in the pancake day spirit in aid of charity.

Twenty pupils at the Little Tea Pots Preschool, in Chedburgh, tried to best each other to see how many pancakes they could flip in a minute.

The winner was Holly Shea, who achieved 19 flips.

Funds raised from the sponsored event will be split between the school, which is based at the Erskine Centre, and the Rainbow children’s ward at West Suffolk Hospital.

The children also made their own pancakes to eat and flip.

Lead practitioner Jenny Snape said: “They loved it and thought it was great fun. They enjoyed eating them even more. We always make pancakes but we’ve never had a sponsored flip before.

“Some children also did it at home so we haven’t counted all the money raised yet.”

Meanwhile, children and parents at Ickworth Park Primary School, in Horringer, tucked into a pancake breakfast.

Using three dozen eggs and 12 pints of milk, staff cooked 400 pancakes.

The children experimented with different toppings, donated by Asda and Sainsbury’s.

The event was followed by a special assembly led by Rob Griffiths, Rector of Horringer.