Topics:  domestic violence, fundraiser, ipswich women's centre against domestic violence

Pancake race and pancake tossing to raise funds for shelter

GIVING A TOSS: Pancake Manor Ipswich manager Joanne Harbort (left) and Ipswich Women’s Shelter support worker Michelle tuck into lunch.
GIVING A TOSS: Pancake Manor Ipswich manager Joanne Harbort (left) and Ipswich Women’s Shelter support worker Michelle tuck into lunch. Rob Williams

IPSWICH Women's Shelter appreciates all the help it gets.

Because of the nature of the shelter's services - providing support to women and children escaping domestic or family violence - it isn't easy to publicly fundraise.

Co-ordinator Cathy said The Pancake Manor's second annual fundraiser on Shrove Tuesday would be invaluable.

"Last year funds were spent on resources for the children - DVDs and games," Cathy said.

"Funds raised this year will be allocated to emergency relief - food, health and transport costs - for women entering the shelter.

"Last year we had a great time participating in the organised events on the day."

For $15 tickets to the lunch on February 12, phone The Pancake Manor Ipswich, 43 Brisbane Rd, Newtown, on 3812 8900.

Entry price includes a two-course lunch and a chance to compete in the Great Pancake Race and pancake-tossing competitions.



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