Staff at St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital in Brisbane are preparing for their fourth annual Pancake Day on Shrove Tuesday, 28 February.
Over 220 organisations throughout Queensland are joining St Andrew’s and have registered to cook, flip and sell pancakes on Shrove Tuesday to help raise funds for UnitingCare Queensland’s agencies.
This year comedienne Corinne Grant (Rove Live, The Glasshouse) is just one of the many celebrities helping to promote the day.
Pancake Day is organised annually across Australia between UnitingCare and Uniting Church organisations.
UnitingCare Queensland, through Lifeline Community Care, Blue Care, Crossroads (Qld), the Wesley Missions and five hospitals, provides support and care to Queenslanders in need.
Rev Robyn Kidd from St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital is organising the hospital’s Pancake Day, which will be held in the hospital’s café.
“The thing we love about Pancake Day is that it is so easy – we are sent the mix and maple syrup, along with posters, an apron and balloon that make the event quite colourful and lots of fun,” said Ms Kidd.
Pancake Day has attracted registrations from all corners of the state, with organisations registered from Thursday Island to the Tweed Border.
To be part of Pancake Day go to www.ucareqld.com.au and click on the Pancake Day logo or phone 1800 060 543
Photo : Comedienne Corinne Grant (Rove Live, the Glasshouse) gets ready for Pancake Day. Photo courtesy of UnitingCare