Pancake Olympians

Pancakes 2019

Crowds flocked to the High Street on Saturday to watch unicorns and pantomime characters compete in the 11th annual Littlehampton Charity Pancake Olympics. 14 teams took part in three fun Olympic inspired disciplines to win money for their chosen charities. The gold prize of £100 was sponsored by 20 Twenty Vision and the Edwin James Festival Choir sponsored the silver prize worth £75 for charity. Pancakes were supplied by Morrisons. The games were officially opened by Cllr Ian Buckland, Chair of the Community Resources Committee. Speaking at the end of the event, he said. ‘’The team spirit shown today by the Littlehampton Community has been outstanding, raising much needed funds for some great causes. I’d like to thank everyone for participating and showing your support and look forward to seeing you all again at future events.’’

The first challenge the teams faced was the unique pancake curling discipline. One team member was tasked with sliding a curling stone with a pancake on top onto the target whilst the other team mate wafted a frying pan, a crucial element of the curling technique. The winners were Goldilocks and the Three Bears of the Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society, who won both their heat and semi-final on their way to winning the final. Right behind them receiving silver medals were All Saints Church Wick and taking bronze was the PAWS Animal Sanctuary team, Wags to Riches. Freedom Leisure provided the equipment for the discipline.

The second discipline was the relay, where team members had to walk from one end of the arena to the other and flip their pancake into their teammate’s pan, the teammate then had to walk back to the start and flip the pancake over their shoulder and into a basketball hoop. The Arun Youth Projects team took the Gold, Elmcroft Care Home Silver and PAWS Animal Sanctuary took Bronze.

The last challenge was traditional pancake flipping, where one team member had to flip a pancake as many times as they could in 30 seconds whilst being judged by Town Councillors; Chris Blanchard-Cooper, Derrick Chester and the Mayor of Littlehampton, Councillor Billy Blanchard-Cooper. Bronze again went to the PAWS Animal Sanctuary team, Silver to NTC TS Implacable and Gold to All Saints Church Wick

The Mayor, Cllr Billy Blanchard-Cooper crowned PAWS Animal Sanctuary the 2019 Pancake Olympic Champions, they received a gold medal, a few sweet treats and a cheque for £100 courtesy of 20 Twenty Vision. Receiving the silver medal and £75 courtesy of the Edwin James Festival Choir were Elmcroft Care Home. Coming in a respectable 3rd place and taking the bronze medal were All Saints Church Wick. They received a cheque for £25 courtesy of Littlehampton Town Council.

Tyndall Jones was on hand with his collection tin raising £126.80 for the Mayor’s Charity, Arun Youth Projects.


Winners 2019


Gold                Littlehampton Musical Comedy Society

Silver               All Saints Church Wick

Bronze             PAWS Animal Sanctuary



Gold                Arun Youth Projects

Silver               Elmcroft Care Home

Bronze             PAWS Animal Sanctuary



Gold                All Saints Church Wick

Silver               NTC TS Implacable

Bronze             PAWS Animal Sanctuary


Overall Pancake Olympic Champions

Gold                PAWS Animal Sanctuary (raising money for themselves)

Silver               Elmcroft Care Home (raising money for themselves)

Bronze             All Saints Church Wick (raising money for Littlehampton Foodbank)