Pictures by Paul Clark.

CROWDS of people gathered in Reading town centre to watch Launchpad's annual pancake race, yesterday (Tuesday, February 25).

The event, now in its 23rd year, is hosted by Reading's leading homelessness prevention charity and raises money for their support work.

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Supported by the Reading Chronicle and Broad Street Mall, the event saw a total of 37 teams of four from businesses across Reading dress in fancy dress and run relay races down Broad Street flipping pancakes along the way.

It was an egg-citing event and a tense finale which saw Blandy and Blandy narrowly take first place beating Reading FC.

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A total of £6,115 and counting has been raised which will help fund the refurbishment of Reading’s first work and life skills centre.