Ipsley CE RSA Academy pupils were ‘flipping’ delighted thanks to Redditch children’s charity the Oakland Foundation who donated batter mix to all Year 5 students and arranged for a donation of pancakes care of May & Raeburn to help the school make this year’s Pancake Day of Shrove Tuesday on the 13th February flippin marvellous.

L to R: Ipsley CE RSA Academy Year 5 pupils delighted with their pancake batter donation from children’s charity the Oakland Foundation!

Foundation trustee, Hayley Smith, stated: “We are so grateful to May & Raeburn and delighted to be able to once again support the school’s Pancake Day celebrations. Providing pupils with free pancake batter allows the school to take part in this annual celebration and helps explain the background and origins of Shrove Tuesday.”

Pancake Day or Shrove Tuesday, is the traditional day of feasting before Ash Wednesday, and the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter. Shrove Tuesday enables Christians and those observing the Lent practice, to use up their surplus eggs and fats before embarking upon the traditional Lenten fast, with pancakes offering the perfect way of utilising these ingredients.

Ipsley CE RSA Academy Year 5 pupils were delighted saying: “That was the best pancake I have ever had!” and “That’s really kind of them, to give us all those pancakes, thank you Oakland.”

May & Raeburn’s Sales Director Peter Massey commented: “We are always happy to support Oakland’s work in the community and the celebration of Shrove Tuesday with the fun of pancake activities can provide a fun way for pupils to learn more about this important tradition.”

The Oakland Foundation is a charity 1153547 created by Redditch based food distribution firm, Oakland International aimed specifically at reducing child poverty within Redditch and Bromsgrove areas through their work in the areas of Health and Nutrition, and Education and Sport with local youth organisations, and was officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal on Friday 28th June 2013.

Oakland Foundation Limited UK

+44 (0) 1527 596 222

Oakland International UK & Ireland

01527 596222



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