Pancake makers help hospices

Pancake maker Jean Peachman cooks up a storm at a Give a Gift Day at Spalding's St Barnabas Hospice.
Pancake maker Jean Peachman cooks up a storm at a Give a Gift Day at Spalding's St Barnabas Hospice.
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ST Barnabas hospice celebrated Shrove Tuesday with a “pancake – give a gift” open day.

Member of the public were encouraged to swap unwanted Christmas or birthday presents in return for freshly made pancakes.

The gifts will then be used by the hospice throughout the year for various other fund-raising events, such as raffle or tombola prizes.

Vicky Allen, who works at the hospice, said: “People can still drop gifts and donations in at any time.”

A generous fundraiser also served up pancakes from her home to raise money for Spalding’s Jenny Freeman Lodge charity.

Lorna Webb (87), of Poachers Gate, Pinchbeck, opened her bungalow to the public and helped to make almost 200 pancakes for people who donated to the cause.

Together with six good friends, they made around £300 in aid of the hospice in Clover Way, Spalding.

Mrs Webb said: “I enjoyed it very much. Everyone involved did too and we raised a lot of money.”