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PANCAKE DAY 2024: the 13th of February

What is Pancake Day?
Traditionally, Shrove Tuesday is the last day to eat all the flour, eggs and dairy products in your kitchen before the start of Lent – a time of abstinence and reflection in the 40 days before Easter. The European custom of making pancakes on Shrove Tuesday was one way to use up these ‘luxury’ items before Lent. Over the centuries, Shrove Tuesday and pancakes became perfect partners.

Uniting Care Pancake Day Fundraising Event
Pancake Day is UnitingCare South Australia’s leading fundraising event and each year falls on Shrove Tuesday, or the day before Ash Wednesday. Since its inception in 2002, more than one million pancakes have been sold and over $600,000 has been raised by groups state-wide!

Each year, thousands show their support for people in need by flipping and eating pancakes at events state-wide in SA (and VIC) throughout the months of February and March. Hundreds of groups including schools, churches, businesses and community organisations join in the fun. Click the link to register your own event.

How does the money I raise help UnitingCare?
Donations and funds raised from events in South Australia help local UnitingCare agencies provide practical support to people in need including people without a home, abused and vulnerable children and adults, the frail aged, families in crisis and those with disabilities.

Who is UnitingCare?
UnitingCare is one of Australia’s largest non-government community service providers and exists as part of the Uniting Church. In South Australia, UnitingCare includes 26 agencies, schools and colleges which provide a broad range of services including health care, accommodation, emergency relief, aged care, children, youth and family support, counseling, disability services and education. Did you know 1 in 3 South Australians has some connection with UnitingCare?