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Sir Ian makes a flaming good pancake

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LT-GOVERNOR Vice-Admiral Sir Ian Corder joined in the Shrove Tuesday fun yesterday and cooked several pancakes at the annual Guernsey Cheshire Home event.

Lt-Governor Vice-Admiral Sir Ian Corder looks a little concerned as the flames rise from his pancakes flambéed in Cointreau, but Guernsey Cheshire Home deputy manager Sarah Winsall, dressed as a lemon, was on hand with a fire extinguisher if necessary, while Lady Corder looks on. (Picture by Adrian Miller, 20628898)

Sir Ian showed great flair as he flambéed his cooking with Cointreau.

The pancakes were sold for £5 each to raise money for the home’s fund for outings and trips for its service users.

Sir Ian said he’d had a great time cooking pancakes for the charity.

‘It’s a lovely little event. Pancake Tuesday is special for everybody and it’s nice to be part of something that gets the community out, has a bit of fun, and also helps a cause that’s particularly close to everyone’s heart in the island,’ he said.

Administrator Karen Le Page paid tribute to the chefs from catering establishments who had supported the event.

‘We’ve got some really good chefs – we’ve got the OGH who always help us out, we’ve got La Fregate, which is the first time they’ve helped us out, and we’ve got the Red Onion and the Thomas De La Rue too,’ she said.

‘It’s quite the cast and they’ve done really well. We’re really pleased that people take the time to come and support us.’

Ms Le Page said the charity raised £900 at last year’s event and they were hoping it would be beaten this year.

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‘We’ve got a lot more people than last year, which is amazing. The weather helps too because it’s quite nice,’ she added.

This is the ninth year the Cheshire Home has made and sold pancakes in the Town Church and it is just one of several small ways the charity looks to increase its income.

‘We’ve been trying to make people aware of our monthly Dream Holiday draw. We’ve revamped it and we’ve got Wayfarers, who are the travel people who arrange the holidays for people who want to join the scheme and pay a £10 a month standing order,’ explained Ms Le Page.

‘This is a big work stream and income stream for us so we’re trying to make sure people are aware of it, that’s what we’re hoping is going to keep our funding going.’

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