These kind companies helped us to distribute more pancakes than ever. Scroll down to read all about it.
“You’re doing a lot of good for your generation.” Jeni Barnet, LBC Radio Presenter.
Two weeks before Pancake Day we were still unsure if we would be doing any Random Acts of Kindness. Luckily the fabulous Malcom Scovil from Leap Anywhere had mentioned the Pancake Day idea to the guys at the NSPCC, and they loved it! So we teamed up and worked like maniacs for two weeks, to organize our second annual Pancake Day extravaganza!
Revellers in Leicester Square enjoyed free pancakes all morning, given out by The Kindness Offensive, in aid of the NSPCC’s ‘Kick Bullying into Touch’ campaign. Numerous celebrities attended the event, including Carole Machin, (MTV and Euro Millions presenter); England Rugby stars Paul Sackey and Joe Simpson, and The Apprentice winner Michelle Dewburry. Everyone lent a kind hand to help serve pancakes and spread the kindness.
“Flipping great pancake day” – Ham & High front page, Kristian Bryant-Seymour
After seeing the impact that the Mountain of food had had on the refugee community, General Mills contacted us with the idea of a Pancake Day giveaway, for the whole community. Considering the sheer scale of our last two events, we felt it was time to create a more family friendly event, while at the same time still having a significant impact on some charities.
The idea was to bring the whole community together, so everyone could experience an act of kindness under the same roof. So on Pancake Day, February 24th 2009, TKO gave away a whooping half a million pancakes! The vast majority was given away to a variety of charities, including The Upper Rooms Project, The Salvation Army and Help the Aged.
TKO teamed up with activist Tom Robbins and other members of the Do-Gooder Army to take over Ed’s Easy Diner, a very kind central London restaurant. Thousands of delicious pancakes were cooked for anyone and everyone; with entertainment provided by authentic 50’s Rock ‘n’ Roll dancers.