It was thanks to the Wimborne BID that a Virtual Pancake Race took place in Wimborne this year. Those wishing to take part were invited to test their tossing skills by filming themselves tossing a pancake for 30 seconds and posting the details to Facebook during last week which of course included Shrove Tuesday when in a normal year the Minster Pancake Race would have taken place. There was to be a Prize Draw to determine the results.
The Draw took place on Monday afternoon as part of the Wimborne Minster afternoon service. The Rector of Wimborne Minster, the Revd Canon Andrew Rowland, and Town Crier, Chris Brown picked out the winners of the competition. Congratulations to Tom Roberts, who won the under 18’s draw, the prize for which was a £20 voucher from Wimborne Minster Town Council to be spent in a local shop. Marie Rowland-Kidman, won the over 18’s draw and a Crepe Pan from Salamander Cook Shop, a Coffee subscription from Wimborne Coffee Roasters and some free travel on Yellow Buses. Ellis Jones Solicitors won the business draw with a prize of a Hamper of local goodies.
Anthony Oliver, who with a small committee normally organises the Wimborne Minster Pancake Race around the Minster wished to place on record special thanks to the Wimborne BID for kindly rising to the challenge to organise the race this year albeit virtually. He also expressed thanks to those who sponsored the prizes and above all to everyone who took part in the 30 second tossing competition. There were a total of over twenty entries across the three categories. He also thanked the Rector and Town Crier for undertaking the draw.
Hopefully normal service will be resumed next year and the date of Tuesday 1st March 2022 is already in the diaries.
Photo attached taken by Tammy Sleet of Wimborne BID shows Chris Brown and the Rector undertaking the Draw.