Pancake parties and events were held across West Norfolk on Shrove Tuesday.

Schools, colleges, businesses and churches got in the mix with some using the events to raise funds and awareness.

Local churches used their party at The King’s Centre, King’s Lynn, to help the work of Christians Against Poverty (CAP) which supports people struggling with unmanageable debt.

Emily Hart of CAP’s King’s Lynn Debt Centre, said: “CAP helps some of the poorest families in the UK who are struggling to pay for the basics of life because of debt, unemployment, illness and bereavement.

“CAP helped tens of thousands of people last year and we want to help them reach even more, see even more become debt free, learn new skills and tackle the isolation that so often comes with the shame of poverty.”

Centre administrator Clare Mallet said they cooked lots of pancakes, played games and had a lot of fun.

The emphasis was on fun at Magdalen Church when church members held a pancake party with a race down the aisle.

Church warden Alan Sherfield said: “We had a wonderful time.”

Members of the congregation will have a chance to try their flipping skills at Sunday’s family service at 11am.

Mr Sherfield said it had been a tradition for the past six or seven years to have a pancake race as part of the service.

He said youngsters and adults like to take part and last year, the Bishop of Ely led the family service and also joined in the fun.

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