The annual Ymlaen Llanelli charity pancake race took place today and some new champions took home the trophy!

After three relay race heats and a final, the Heno team from Tinopolis took home the trophy – the team have been competing in the annual race for years, and this was their first win.

We host our annual pancake race in Stepney Street on Shrove Tuesday each year, inviting teams of four from town centre businesses to take part in a relay race, flipping pancakes as they go. Seven teams took part this year, from Tinopolis, Save Easy Credit Union, Llanelli Town Council, Felinfoel Brewery, Marzano's, Opulence, and Asda.

Entry fees for the race and donations from spectators raised over £160 for Morgan’s Army, plus an incredibly generous additional donation of £115 from Save Easy Credit Union, raising a total of £275 overall.

Morgan's Army is a charity raising awareness of childhood cancer following the diagnosis of their three-year-old son Morgan. Morgan’s father, Matthew Ridler, works in Gomer Williams in the town centre, and the family offered congratulations and thanks for the race’s fundraising efforts.

The pancakes were generously donated by Jenkins Bakery, with the spares not involved in the races devoured by the crowds.

Trustee of Llanelly House, Roger Stephens, refereed the races while dressed as Lord Stepney (we love a bit of fancy dress in Llanelli!) while mayor Philip Warlow presented the winners with their trophy.

Our Llanelli Superhero Day will be taking place tomorrow in the town centre, featuring two Batmobile replicas and a whole host of characters to meet for free.

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