Annual charity pancake race cancelled amid ‘security fears’

Annual charity pancake race cancelled amid ‘security fears’

DISABILITY charity Rehab has cancelled its annual Westminster pancake race over fears for the safety of participating MPs.

It has told competitors that it would “not be appropriate” to stage the fundraiser “against the background of this activity”.

Jonathan Smallman, a fundraiser for the charity, broke the news to MPs in a letter on Friday.

A spokesperson for Rehab said: “Having considered the timing of the planned event amid the intense focus a unique debate such as Brexit demands of parliamentarians and media, Rehab’s management and events team decided it would be inappropriate to go ahead with our charity race at this time.

“We look forward to the return of our popular Parliamentary Pancake Race in 2020.”

Supporters can still donate to Rehab via this link [external]: