Wed 10 Feb 2016
After straws were drawn in the office, Iain Bennett, Sales Negotiator and Stephen Whinyates, Sales Progressor bravely donned our chosen outfits. Iain has just become a new dad to a beautiful baby boy Louie, so we thought it rather apt he was a big cuddley Gromit. To finish off our duo Stephen joined him as Wallace!
The competition was tense and one solicitors firm had turned out all their staff as Dwarfs with a non-plussed Snow White. Our speedy duo clutched frying pans in hand and as the starting whistle went, they tossed their pancakes as the rules stated, and ran down Bore Street. They ran to the finish at the feet of the Lichfield dignitary including the Town Crier and came 1st & 2nd, Gromit taking 1st place in the heat.
Gromit (Iain) waited patiently for the final, the air was thick was competitive anxiety, the local solicitors had a few dwarfs in the final, and a local dentist dressed as a whoopee cushion so the pressure was on.
The race began, unfortunately Dopey the Dwarf cheated and set off just before he should have done and they all raced down the street. The whoopee cushion from Bore Street Dental Practice stormed through to the finish and even though John German put up a good race, we finished in 3rd place. But all was not lost we had won the hearts of the crowds collecting money for St Giles Hospice along the way, and had a lot of fun too, which in the end is what it is all about or is it?
Bring on next year Keeleys & Bore Street Dental Practice, we want to win the famous Frying Pan Trophy!!
Thank you to everyone who came out to support the race and donated to St Giles Hospice.
"We just wanted to say a big thank you to the Lichfield team for selling our home and achieving the best price possible. We had had various agents value our home, but John German was confident and sincere, no gimmicks. A special thank you to Caroline who handled all the accompanied viewings and ensured our house was secure. We now realise that you may save money with an online agent but from the initial valuation to the completion day, John German looked after us and they were a phone call away for anything that we were worried about throughout the whole sale. Real people who care. We will definitely recommend you."