27th Oct, 2016

Tasty way to raise cash

Evesham Editorial 20th Feb, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN EVESHAM farm shop has been flipping pancakes for with the public to raise money for Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH).

The Wayside Farm Shop in Wickhamford spent Shrove Tuesday (February 17) tossing pancakes for the annual charity pancake event which urged Evesham residents to come along and practise their homemade pancake skills while raising

money for ‘Olive’s Brighter Future Fund’.

Shop owner Elspeth Robertson, said: “It was a great community event with many of our local customers coming to join in with the atmosphere and fun, some even trying their hand at tossing the pancakes.”

“The charity I choose is usually something close to my heart, and this year I chose to raise money for GOSH in memory of my granddaughter who sadly died last year at six weeks old.

“She was born with a complicated heart condition too difficult for even the doctors at GOSH, so my daughter Clare and her husband Paul have set up the Olive Martin Brighter Future Fund to raise money for research, to help future children born with heart problems.”

Elspeth hoped to raise £500 on the day for the appeal which has so far raised more than £8,000 for the charity.

More information can be read about Olive`s story at www.olivemartin.org and a JustGiving page has been set up at www.justgiving.com/remember/139677/Olive-Martin/