When members of the government and the media get together, most would assume they would be battling it out…but over pancakes?
On a sunny Tuesday morning in the Victoria Gardens alongside the Houses of Parliament, the Members of Parliament, Lords, and members of the media battled it out to see who would take home this year’s Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race trophy.
During this year’s annual race, the Members of Parliament celebrated their win against the two other teams. The race was full of flying pancakes and crazy antics. While the competition was fun and light-hearted, the teams were not just there to flip pancakes, but to raise awareness for a good cause.
The annual race is put on to raise money for a charity, Rehab, which is an organisation that helps individuals who have disabilities. Beginning in 1998, it has become a long-running tradition each year for the teams to come together.
What is Pancake Day?
Also known as Shrove Tuesday, pancakes are popular on this day because they use ingredients such as eggs, butter, and fat, which are typically not supposed to be eaten during Lent. In the United States, it is also known as “Fat Tuesday” or Mardi Gras. There are plenty of Pancake day celebrations, from restaurants creating new dishes featuring the food to pancake races all over London.