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Local firms compete in Bankside and London Bridge pancake races

Better Bankside's seventh annual pancake race was held in Borough Market on Tuesday featuring 16 teams from local businesses and organisations.

Local firms compete in Bankside and London Bridge pancake races
A large crowd watched the Better Bankside race in Borough's Jubilee Market
Local firms compete in Bankside and London Bridge pancake races
The Borough Market event was compered by Better Bankside deputy CEO Giles Semper
Local firms compete in Bankside and London Bridge pancake races
Cllr Barrie Hargrove, cabinet member for environment, transport and recycling, was one of three councillors to join the Team London Bridge race
Local firms compete in Bankside and London Bridge pancake races
Cabinet member for regeneration Cllr Fiona Colley

IT firm Trayport won the final race against teams from Glaziers Hall, Allies and Morrison and Ibis Styles London Southwark Rose.

Other teams included RBS, Better Bankside's cleansing team and the To The Point design agency, as well as a staff team from Borough Market.

The event is held in aid of the Paintings in Hospitals charity which is based at the Menier Gallery.

The races were started by Canon Bruce Saunders, sub dean of Southwark Cathedral.

Neighbouring business improvement district Team London Bridge held its first ever pancake race with a treasure hunt-style event based at The Scoop at More London.

The race was held in aid of London Bubble theatre company's LB+ Project. The winning team was from More London-based Fluidata.

The race featured two teams from Southwark Council with competitors including the borough's Deputy Mayor Cllr Abdul Mohamed and cabinet members Cllr Fiona Colley and Cllr Barrie Hargrove.

"It may have been freezing cold but it was a lot of fun and a great way to show our support for such a deserving cause," said Cllr Hargrove.

• In the evening staff from Trayport made pancakes for residents of Lucy Brown House sheltered housing.

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