Angels tossing batter in the High Street!

On Shrove Tuesday a Chaplaincy team of Street Angels and Community Angels entered the annual community Pancake Race in Guildford High Street, raising funds for the Mayor’s Charity, Guildford Young Carers.  There were 8 different races, our relay race was sponsored by MW Solicitors and our Angels were competing against teams from  Waitrose, the Weyside Pub, some enormous Gorilla’s from Go Ape, plus others.  Our speedy Community Angel Co-ordinator, Rachel Guilford, gave us a good lead despite dropping a pancake!  Team members Joy, Nicky and James kept up the pace as they completed their stints up and down the cobbled High Street, supported by cheering crowds.  At the finishing line the Angels and Gorillas were neck and neck, after a tense photo finish, the jubilant and worthy winners were declared to be our very own Angels.  Congratulations and thanks to our racing team. They enjoyed meeting Peter Gordon from Eagle Radio on the balcony of the Guildhall afterwards and being presented with prizes and a coveted badge!
Chaplain Noelle said “It was great to take part in this local event, working alongside other community groups who support our vibrant town centre in different ways. I am sure that our winged team had more cheers than anyone else from the crowds, and I was delighted to talk to a number of people who wanted to find out more about our work.  Our winged runners really helped to raise the profile of the work of the Chaplaincy, and it was a fabulous example of how volunteers from our different projects share the same values and work so well together.  I am hoping to continue to provide opportunities for volunteers to collaborate, learning from each other as the Chaplaincy grows, serving our town”

The Rev’d Noelle Coe with her winning team of ‘Angelic’ volunteers at the 2019 Guildford Pancake Races.