Photo taken by John Lewis Watford

Watford Mencap raises over £800 at 10th Ricky Pancake Race

Sunshine and spills marked the Rickmansworth Pancake Race on Tuesday March 8th, organised in aid of Watford Mencap. Three Rivers DC Chairman Cllr Ron Spellen, accompanied by his wife Nina Spellen, started the race. Estate agents Gibbs Gillespie won comfortably, after last year’s winners Rickmansworth School dropped their pancake and finished 4th. Second was John Lewis’s team ‘3rd Time Lucky’ and 3rd was the team from the Coach and Horses. On the day the race raised £835 for charity funds, with bystanders contributing to buckets shaken and runners from Sewell & Gardner raising money online.

The money raised will help Watford Mencap to support local people with a learning disability, for example to arrange leisure activities and outings. 

Other teams involved in the race were two more from John Lewis, as well as Three Rivers District Council, Druids pub, former winners Freedom Communications and Day Smith & Hunter.

The race was truly integrated with 2 teams of children from Woodfield special school taking part, as well as Watford Mencap members Annette Timms and Daniel Stubbington running for the second time.

Sponsor Dick Morgan of the Coach and Horses was jubilant at the end of the 10th race.‘For the 10th anniversary we arranged the weather specially. It’s good to support local charities and we have been working with Watford Mencap for the last 10 years. It’s also nice for local businesses to have a bit of fun and support the local community.’

Posted on Wednesday, 9th March 2011