Flipping for a good cause

St Andrews Kindergarten educator Hilary Zakarias with the kids (Damjan Janevski). 388564_09

Smiles adorned the faces of the children at St Andrews kindergarten in Sunbury last Tuesday as they celebrated this year’s Pancake Day and raised money for Uniting.

The funds raised from the sale of pancakes events will go to support the work done across by the community services organisation of the Uniting Church of Victoria and Tasmania.

Uniting Vic.Tas acting chief executive Amy Padgham said since 2002, Uniting’s Pancake Day events have raised millions for Uniting’s community services which support vulnerable people in Victoria and Tasmania.

“Pancake Day is a great way to enjoy some pancakes while supporting people in our community,” she said.

“A small donation for a pancake will go directly towards the community services we provide. You can also go onto the Pancake Day website and donate by buying a virtual pancake.”

“Whether it’s putting food on the table of a family in need, providing crisis accommodation or training new foster carers, you’ll be helping local people who need it the most.”

Although Pancake Day was February 13 this year, Uniting said it encourage people to hold community pancake events any time up to the end of April.

Historically, Shrove Tuesday is last day before the start of Lent- a period of fasting, prayer and reflection in the run-up to Easter.

It references the old tradition of using up all the luxury goodies in the pantry, such as flour, butter and eggs, before the Lenten period of abstinence.