Funeral Teams take part in 'Flip it for EACH' pancake race

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Members of the East of England Co-op Funeral Services in Norfolk, took part in 'Flip it for EACH' pancake race at the Forum, Norwich.

They went head to head with teams including Norwich City College and Richard Bainbridge's Benedicts Restaurant, to fundraise for the East Anglia's Childen's Hospice (EACH) Nook Appeal. 

Rob Head, Norfolk Area Manager for East of England Co-op Funeral Services said: "We were thrilled to enter two teams of four for the pancake race. To make it even more challenging we dressed in our full funeral director outfits, whilst flipping pancakes cooked by trainee chefs from Norwich City College."

Under starters orders, celebrity chefs Richard Hughes and Richard Bainbridge set off multiple teams of four, for the title of the fastest pancake flipper. Between cheers of support, spectators were also able to enjoy the taste of freshly cooked pancakes, flipped by About with Friends, a charity that is passionate about offering those with learning disabilities a full, fun and cherished life.

Colin Lang MBE, Development officer at EACH said: We wanted to resurrect the city centre pancake race which was held for many years. The Flip it pancake race will be a fantastic opportunity to have some fun, raise money and enjoy delicious pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.”

The Funeral Services team in Norfolk have pledged to raise £10,000 over three years for the Nook appeal.

Rob continued, “The Nook appeal aims to raise £10 million to provide a new children’s hospice in the heart of Norfolk. EACH is a wonderful and essential organisation that provides care and support to children and young people with life-threatening conditions across East Anglia, 24/7. The East of England Co-op Norfolk Funeral Services team have pledged to raise £10,000 over three years in aid of this appeal, and to help EACH achieve their vision of a new hospice for children’s palliative care in Norfolk.”

All Nook appeal fundraising will help EACH to provide more flexibility to families, improve care for the bereaved and meet the increasingly complex needs and facilities required for on-site family support groups and activities. 

To find out about donating to the Nook appeal, visit