Pancake Day at Dongara Uniting Church has become a celebrated event around the town. Having started their event back some years ago when it was a Uniting Church WA sponsored event, the congregation have continued running Pancake Day as a local fundraising activity for community services provided through their church.
Setting up a dining area at the church, with a yellow tent they bring out each year, the event is quite popular. Guests can dine in, or pancakes are also delivered to local businesses.
Wendy Small, from Dongara Uniting Church, said that the event is well supported by the town.
“Most of the ingredients we manage to get donated from various people and the proceeds we use for an emergency relief fund,” she said. “Since we’ve started running our own little Pancake Days, altogether we’ve raised two and a half thousand dollars so, it has been useful.”
Recent funds have been used to supply school uniforms to a local family. The church has also been able to provide perishable items and gifts into food hampers when they’re distributed to families in crisis in the area.
Top image: l-r: Sandy Crabb, Kay Minchin and Colette Pattison enjoying Pancake Day at Dongara Uniting Church