Media Team Leaves Politicians with Egg on their Faces After Scooping The Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race in Westminster
It was over in just about the time it takes to make a pancake. After 11 laps, and in a time of five minutes and 25 seconds, the Media Team was first with pan and pancake past the post to deny the Parliament Team three-in-a-row victories in a no-holds-barred scramble at the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race, supported by Lyle’s Golden Syrup.
This quaint British Parliamentary tradition, now in its 21st year, took place in Victoria Tower Gardens, Westminster, witnessed by spectators from all around the globe and beamed by news teams to bemused viewers to such far-flung places as Japan. Among the household names to take part in this year’s high-stakes caper were the BBC’s James Landale and Jo Coburn, Sky News’ Lewis Goodall, Channel 4’s Angus Walker and ITV News’ Lucrezia Millarini.
The relay race aims to raise awareness of the important work carried out by the Rehab disability charity, which provides training, employment, health and social care services to more than 6,000 disabled people and those at a disadvantage in the labour market throughout the UK. Members of the public wishing to support the work of Rehab’s brain injury services across the UK can visit www.parliamentarypancakerace.co.uk
Rehab is a charity that champions the value of diversity and inclusion for people with a disability or disadvantage in their communities. Over 20,000 people use Rehab’s services – children and adults with a disability, people with acquired brain injury, people with mental health difficulties and people who are disadvantaged in some way in the labour market. More than 3,200 employees deliver Rehab’s services in over 170 locations in Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland, Poland and Saudi Arabia.
If you would like to learn more about the Rehab Charity visit: www.parliamentarypancakerace.co.uk