The Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race is one of London’s must-see annual attractions where MPs, Lords and members of the media “batter” it out to see who will be crowned champions on Shrove Tuesday, February 13, in Westminster’s Victoria Tower Gardens.
The battle lines have been clearly drawn for the race, which is supported by Lyle’s Golden Syrup, with MPs hoping to make it three-in-a-row.
The relay race – which has been running for more than two decades – attracts hundreds of Londoners and tourists who flock to see the runners dress up in pinnies and chefs’ hats to raise awareness of the important work carried out across the UK by the Rehab disability charity. Rehab provides training, employment, health and social care services to more than 6,000 disabled people and those at a disadvantage in the labour market.
The race will be overseen by pancake race veteran ITV newscaster Alastair Stewart OBE. Among the well-known TV faces intending to show off their pancake-flipping prowess in 2018 will be the BBC’s James Landale and Will Boden, Channel 4’s Michael Crick, and ITV News’ Romilly Weeks.
Members of the public wishing to support the work of Rehab’s brain injury services across the UK can visit www.parliamentarypancakerace.co.uk to donate.
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