Angel’s flipping pancakes

A team of Chaplaincy Angels donned their wings again to take part in the annual Guildford High Street Pancake race on Shrove Tuesday.  The team, made up of volunteers; Margarida, Sabine, Margaret & Louise entered the first relay race of the day, competing against local teams from Experience Guildford, Eagle Radio, the Surrey Advertiser, Vantage Point Magazine and others.   Former Guildford MP, Anne Milton, was on duty making pancakes and selling them to raise funds for Real Change Guildford.  The Mayor opened the event and Peter Gordon, from Eagle Radio was the compere.   Our Angels put on a stirling effort in the sunshine on the High Street setts, demonstrating fabulous tossing techniques, engaging with the crowds, running and flipping.  The team were also grateful to be able to wear the new Street Angel beany hats on such a chilly day,  but sadly they were not first past the finish line this year.  Our friends from Experience Guildford were the  worthy winners of the first relay, sponsored by Charles Stanley.   The event , which attracts enthusiastic crowds, involved a dozen different races, involved businesses, mascots, children from Holy Trinity school and toddlers, as part of Shrove Tuesday traditional celebrations.

The 2020 Angelic team enjoyed taking part to represent the Chaplaincy, using the opportunity to talk to people about the work of the Chaplaincy and generally being part of this cheery community festival.     Our warm thanks to the Charlottesville Jubilee Trust and Eagle Radio for organising such a great event, GTCC was delighted to be able to get involved, maybe we can enter additional teams in 2021 to represent our different projects!   Readers will be thrilled to hear that the event raise a stunning £812 for Real Change Guildford, working to end homelessness in our town.