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The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race raises funds for London’s Air Ambulance

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EVERY year The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race raises funds for London’s Air Ambulance. Last year, they managed to raise enough funds with public support to acquire a second helicopter, which is being converted to meet UK regulations.

This year, London’s Air Ambulance are raising further funds. Donations are still needed to reach the £6 million target to keep the helicopter service in the air for the next five years.

London’s Air Ambulance is the charity that delivers an advanced trauma team to critically injured people in the capital. The charity’s single helicopter flies from the roof of the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. The second helicopter will provide cover when the current aircraft is being serviced and extend the service during daylight flying hours in the summer.

So get in training now and join in The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race. Teams of four suitably dressed up (or down) will gather to compete for the honour of becoming this year’s champions and receive a specially engraved frying pan. All entrants receive scrumptious hot pancakes.

To enter a team email for an application form and get yourselves sponsored or bring a donation on the day for London’s Air Ambulance, registered charity no: 801013.

Organised by Alternative Arts, The Great Spitalfields Pancake Race takes place every Shrove Tuesday, which next year falls on February 9, 2016. And it takes place at Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL.