Pupils ready for pancake race in aid of stevenage-based charity

SCHOOL pupils from across Stevenage are taking part in the town s annual pancake race on Thursday to raise money for Tracks – one of The Comet s charities of the year. Teams from St Vincent de Paul, Lodge Farm, Camps Hill and Marriott schools will meet at

SCHOOL pupils from across Stevenage are taking part in the town's annual pancake race on Thursday to raise money for Tracks - one of The Comet's charities of the year.

Teams from St Vincent de Paul, Lodge Farm, Camps Hill and Marriott schools will meet at 10am outside Marks & Spencer on Queensway to race along a 50-metre course, in an event organised by the Stevenage Town Centre Management Company.

Tracks, based at Lodge Farm School in Stevenage, provides care and support for pre-school children diagnosed with complex communication disorders, including autistic spectrum disorders.

Stevenage Town Centre Manager, Tracey Parry, said "We have chosen to support Tracks throughout 2010 because it is a small, Stevenage-based charity that is making a huge difference to the lives of both the children it cares for and their parents.

"The pancake race is the first event of the year and is kick-starting our fundraising activities."

To make a donation to Tracks, or to find out how else you can support the charity, call 01438 314702 or email tracks123@tiscali.co.uk