Shrove Tuesday 17 February 2015
The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race raises funds for London’s Air Ambulance
Address: Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane E1 6QL.
Every year The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race raises funds for London’s Air Ambulance.
This year the need for funds is even greater as a new helicopter is now required to cover for the existing aircraft while it has annual maintenance. Another helicopter will also help to extend daylight flying during the summer and reach even more patients with life threatening injuries. Currently the trauma team of a hospital surgeon and advanced paramedic treat over 160 patients a month.
London’s Air Ambulance is based on the roof of the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel and costs about £5 million a year to run. It may come as a surprise to some that this vital service for the 10 million people who live or work within the M25 is run by a charity. The Barts Health NHS Trust and London Ambulance Service support the medical staff and the government and corporate donors make contributions but the rest has to come from active fund raising and donations.
So get in training now and join in The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race. Teams of 4 suitably dressed up (or down) will gather to compete for the honour of becoming this year’s champions and receive a specially engraved frying pan. All entrants receive scrumptious hot pancakes.
To enter a team email email@example.com for an application form and get yourselves sponsored or bring a donation on the day for London’s Air Ambulance, registered charity no: 801013.
The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race is organised by Alternative Arts.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 020 8800 666