Pancake Races bring out the crowds

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It was a chilly morning, but that didn’t stop the crowds coming to Fair Green to take part in and watch the pancake races. There were races for women, men and then 3 age groups of children. The final spectacular was the team event, with teams from the Diss Express, Cock Inn and Imps. The winner was the Express team, who will get their name inscribed on a wooden frying pan to be kept in the Cock Inn. The Express team generously donated their £35 prize back to go to our play equipment.

We had stalls selling pancakes, of course, as well as tea, coffee and cakes. All in all we raised £310, more or less, towards the upkeep of Fair Green.

Big thanks to Ben the chef who cooked 99 pancakes and donated his time. A general thank you to all the tea ladies, stewards and judges, and all those who donated cakes, pancake ingredients and raffle prizes. And to our sponsors who donated the prizes:

Suzanne Aves Hairdressers: £25 voucher
Westgate Department Store: £25 voucher
Park Flowers & Simon Bartrum Motors: £25 Book Token
Living Estate Agents: £25 Book Token
Imps Play Sessions & Toybox Toyshop: £25 Toyshop voucher
Merelander Garage: £35 cash prize
Copydiss: (discounted all photocopying)
Argento UK Ltd: £35 cash prize

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