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🥞 Reading FC finish second in annual Pancake Race

Representatives from Reading FC Academy take part in charity race on Shrove Tuesday

26 February 2020

The annual Pancake Race in Reading Town Centre brings together companies from Berkshire to raise money for the charity, Launchpad. And this year, our Young Royals brushed up on their flipping skills to take part.

Heats turned into knockouts, and that all culminated into a fierce final, where the three best run-and-flippers would battle it out for the grand prize.

All this was in aid of raising awareness and money for Launchpad, who strive to prevent homelessness in Reading by providing vital support to people who don’t have a stable place to live or are at risk of losing their home.

The Royals that took part were Dejan Tetek, Nahum Melvin-Lambert, Yaw Turkson, and Malachi Talent-Aryeeteey and as a team represented Reading all the way to the final, which was narrowly lost by Blandy and Blandy Solicitors. They say you learn as much in defeat as you do in victory. We'll go again next year.

The race and afternoon itself raised £6,000 towards their £80,000 target, which will go towards the refurbishment of their work and life skills centre.

Watch the video above, and check out how the afternoon unfolded, and how Reading FC narrowly lost the final race!

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