The event was held in advance of the annual Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race which took place in Westminster. The annual pancake scramble between MPs, Lords and members of the Press, seeks to raise awareness of the needs of people living with brain injury, mental health issues and a wide range of disabilities, along with the services provided by Rehab, across the UK.
MPs, Lords and members of the Parliamentary Press Gallery gathered in Victoria Tower Gardens, next to the Houses of Parliament, where they swap their warm coats and woolly caps for aprons and chefs’ hats.
Andrew Gwynne MP said:
“As well as being a bit of fun, the Parliamentary Pancake Race highlights the hugely important work of Rehab.
“So many people rely on Rehab’s help, and so coming along to support them was something I couldn’t pass up.”
Peter Brammall from Rehab said:
“Each year the Rehab Parliamentary Pancake Race goes from strength to strength. Not only does it provide an amusing spectacle for the people who come along to see it for themselves in Victoria Tower Gardens, but the hilarious images of MPs, Lords and Media scarpering around the course in their pinnies and hats, pan and pancake in hand, are captured and beamed around the world for all to see.
“The event receives such fantastic support from public representatives and the media and, on behalf of Rehab, we thank them most sincerely for continuing to highlight the needs of the people that we support in living their lives to the full.”
For more on the race, visit www.parliamentarypancakerace.co..uk