Students triumph in pancake toss

FOR the second year in a row, Scotch Oakburn College has been named as Launceston's best pancake tossers.

One of nine teams in the Uniting Church's pancake race, Tasmania's Uniting Church executive officer Lindy O'Neill, suggested that the four-person team ``had not eaten enough pancakes before racing''. 

Challengers in yesterday's  annual pancake race - which included participants ranging from LINC staff to toddlers and Tornadoes players - were able to show their pancake-flipping prowess in a 100-metre dash.

The race formed part of the church's Pancake Day celebrations.

About $1500 was raised through the day's activities with proceeds going towards supporting vulnerable families in the state's North.

Although she was pleased with Pancake Day's outcome, Ms O'Neill has one wish for the future.

``We're sending out a challenge to people in the emergency services to participate,'' she said.

Businesses and members of the community are welcome to hold their own fund-raising event. 

For more information, go to pancakeday.com.au.

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