October 23, 2015
Kingaroy chef Jason Ford will be doing his bit to raise awareness about Rotary’s world polio campaign at a pancake breakfast in Kingaroy’s O’Neill Square on Saturday morning (October 24).
He will be performing pancake cooking demonstrations at the World Polio Day Pancake Breakfast being hosted by Taabinga Rotary.
“I’m planning on demonstrating three different types of pancakes: Buttermilk, pumpkin and paleo,” Jason said.
“I only learned how to make pancakes once I had kids, and they started asking for them on school holidays.
“My wife taught me how to make fantastic buttermilk pancakes.
“They can be a bit tricky to make if you don’t know a few tips and tricks.
“The temperature of the pan is a big consideration. The consistency of the pancake batter is critical. And, fresh made is much better than the powdered instant pancake mixture, which I think turns out like rubber!”
The Rotary event will run from 7:00am to 10:00am.
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Rotary clubs around the world have been working to “make polio history” for more than 30 years.
In 1985, Rotary launched its PolioPlus program with the ambitious goal to end polio worldwide.
At the time, polio crippled more than 350,000 children per year in 125 countries. These days, only Pakistan, Afghanistan and Nigeria still have endemic polio and in 2014, there were fewer than 360 polio cases in the world.
But the fight is not yet over, and Rotary is still raising funds for immunisation programs.
Every $1 Rotary commits to polio immunisation – until 2018 – will be matched 2-to-1 (up to $35 million per year) by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.