On Shrove Tuesday (13 Feb) staff, volunteers and supporters of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) gathered in Bradford’s City Park for a pancake flipping flash mob. The event saw a group of around fifty people whipping out their frying pans to cheerfully flip, juggle and even play catch with their pancakes for a continuous five minutes (to varying degrees of success!) Health and safety was observed throughout and every dropped pancake was disposed of once the event was over.
The ‘flip mob’ was part of CAP’s latest campaign, the Flipping Marvellous Pancake Party, which has seen people getting together up and down the country to highlight the work CAP does to tackle UK poverty.
Beth Prescott, the flip mob’s organiser and Pancake Party President, said, ‘There was a brilliant atmosphere in City Park during the flip mob, with lots of laughing, a wide range of flipping skills and we had so many people joining in!’
‘While this was an incredibly fun moment, we did it to highlight a serious problem. Living with problem debt is miserable, but CAP works hard to flip lives around by lifting people out of poverty. It’s a message of hope that we wanted everyone to hear and used this opportunity to spread that message.’