Counting down to annual pancake toss off

POPULAR Shrove Tuesday event the St Leonards Toss Off pancake race is fast approaching.

Organised annually by Marine Court traders, this year’s race, takes place on February 12, in aid of the Hastings Pier and White Rock Trust.

The race will be run on the promenade opposite Marine Court on at 11am and will be compered by Maria McErlane from The Graham Norton Show.

There are races for individuals and for teams of four with special prizes for those in fancy dress.

This year for the first time there will also be a race for local dogs.

Local people, groups and businesses are invited to help by sending along tossers to join in, by donating prizes or just coming along to enjoy the fun.

Pancakes will be supplied, but participants should bring their own pan.

To get involved call 01424 552317, email

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