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Ely Choristers will be holding their traditional Pancake Race on Shrove Tuesday 5 March. This is long standing custom at Ely Cathedral which sees the choristers, and occasionally members of staff and the clergy, race down the Cathedral's spectacularly long nave tossing pancakes as they go.

As in previous years Ely Cathedral are teaming up with the Church Urban Fund as part of their 'Big Pancake Party' to raise funds and awareness of food poverty in the UK; children going to school hungry and parents who are sacrificing their own needs so that their children can eat an evening meal.

Everyone is invited to come along and watch. Following the races, pancakes will be served with all donations going direct to the Church Urban Fund.

The Chorister's Pancake Race and Big Pancake Party takes place directly after Evensong on Tuesday 4 March at 6.30pm. Entry is free and everyone is welcome to attend. For catering purposes tickets can be obtained from Ely Cathedral Box Office - 01353 660349.


For further information please contact Lesley Ann Thompson, Director of Communications 07930 918885

About the Church Urban Fund

The Church Urban Fund was established by the Church of England as a practical response to unmet need and has been active in local communities for over 30 years. Their vision is to see people and communities all over England flourish and enjoy life in all its fullness.

They work through the Church of England's local parish networks, and alongside other faith-based and secular organisations, to bring about positive change in neighborhoods.

The Pancake Parties being held across the UK are to help with the ever increasing food poverty which families are experiencing across the UK. Just £3 can provide lunch for a child over the summer as free school meals disappear and £9 will provide an emergency food parcel for a family for one day. For further information visit