Pinchbeck pancake queen Lorna (93) is flipping amazing
Veteran fundraiser Lorna Webb (93) cooked 200 pancakes – with three pans on the go at once – in her Shrove Tuesday fundraiser for St Barnabas Hospice.
The tradition started 40 years ago when Lorna and her late husband, Derek, dreamt up the pancake extravaganza to help the build the charity’s Jenny Freeman Lodge in Woolram Wygate, Spalding, by supporting its buy-a-brick appeal.
Last year, Lorna fell and broke her arm, and spent a month in Skegness hospital, which meant she was out of action on Pancake Day. Her right arm is still in a surgical support but that didn’t stop her spectacular pancake comeback.
The retired college lecturer said: “I do have three pans on the go at the same time.”
Lorna, from Pinchbeck, doesn’t toss all of the pancakes but she’s pretty handy.
“I am not bad at it,” says Lorna, explaining: “It’s practice, you know.”
Lorna and her team of fundraisers haven’t totted up the total yet – traditionally they do that after the weekend.
Over the years they have raised thousands for St Barnabas but haven’t kept tabs on the grand total. They also help Marie Curie, Macmillan and the Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance.
Lorna enjoyed her own pancakes on Tuesday teatime topped with maple syrup and orange.
She says: “I am not opposed to a little bit of butter on the pancake.”
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