Gisborne Uniting Church’s fifteenth Pancake Day Appeal

Volunteers Bev Gilbertson and Maree Clarke hone their pancake skills. Photo: Dennis Manktelow

A pancake stall will pop up inside Gisborne Village shopping centre on Saturday to raise money to help people living in crisis.

Volunteers from Gisborne Uniting Church will be flipping pancakes and selling them for gold-coin donations from 9.30am to 12.30pm.

UnitingCare co-ordinator Maree Clarke said it would be the team’s 15th year running the fundraiser.

“It’s a great way for us to get together, have something good to eat and help others at the same time,” she said.

All money from the pancakes sales will go towards Uniting Vic.Tas, a community service organisation that supports people at risk of, and already experiencing, financial crisis, homelessness, mental illness and problems with alcohol and drugs in Victoria and Tasmania.

Since the Gisborne community begun its Pancake Day Appeal in 2003, more than $5000 has been raised to help fund local projects.

The Pancake Day Appeal is inspired by Shrove Tuesday in the Christian calendar, which falls on Tuesday, February, 13 this year.

For more information, contact Maree on 5428 3852.