Wimborne’s Pancake Race looked set to be cancelled this year, until Wimborne BID came to the rescue and organised a virtual event.
Those wishing to take part were invited to film themselves tossing a pancake for 30 seconds and posting the details to Facebook.
A prize draw to determine the results took place recently as part of the Wimborne Minster afternoon service.
The rector of Wimborne Minster, the Revd Canon Andrew Rowland, and town crier, Chris Brown picked out the winners of the competition.
Tom Roberts won the under 18s draw, receiving a £20 voucher from Wimborne Minster Town Council to be spent in a local shop.
Marie Rowland-Kidman, won the over 18s draw and receives a crepe pan from Salamander Cook Shop, a coffee subscription from Wimborne Coffee Roasters and some free travel on Yellow Buses.
Ellis Jones Solicitors won the business draw with a prize of a hamper of local goodies.
Anthony Oliver, who with a small committee normally organises the Wimborne Minster Pancake Race around the Minster said he wanted to place on record special thanks to the Wimborne BID for rising to the challenge to organise the race this year albeit virtually. He also expressed thanks to those who sponsored the prizes and above all to everyone who took part in the 30-second tossing competition.
There were a total of over 20 entries across the three categories.
Hopefully normal service will be resumed next year and the date of Tuesday
1st March 2022 is already in the diaries.
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