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Pancake challengers to flip pancakes for poverty awareness in Ryde!

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In 2017, Independent Green Councillor for Ryde East, Michael Lilley, established an annual Pancake event and challenge to raise awareness of poverty and the work of IW Foodbanks.

The event celebrates its 4th year on Pancake Day on 25th February 2020 at 1230pm at Ryde Foodbank, Grace’s Church, Marlborough Road, Ryde. This year, Michael is hosting the event as Mayor of Ryde with funds going to Ryde Foodbank to raise awareness of how family poverty leads to poor mental health for children.

The last three years’ record holder of the Ryde Pancake Challenge is Cllr Wayne Whittle. In 2019, Cllr Lilley increased his record to 282, however, Cllr Whittle increased his unbeatable record to 393. Over £3500, has been raised since 2017 and last year all monies raised went to IW Food Bank and IW Red Box project. This year the theme focuses on the emotional well-being of young people in Ryde living in poverty.

Cllr Wayne Whittle (Reigning Pancake Champion) states “I have been training and delighted to defend my 3 year unbeaten record. This is a bit of fun with a serious message and Michael’s and my ward in Ryde have some of the highest poverty on the Island and the Ryde Foodbank is a real lifeline and needs all our support. I will continue to support Michael’s annual event and delighted he is doing it this year as Mayor. We need your support to raise more funds this year and I welcome challengers to try and beat my record. Come on!”.

Contact Details:
Email: Michael Lilley – michaellilleyiow@gmail.com Tel: Michael Lilley – 07769 551 578