Autism Angels’ pancake race

Sarah Shearman, founder of Learning to Listen, at Sicklinghall.
Sarah Shearman, founder of Learning to Listen, at Sicklinghall.

A charity that uses horses to offer therapeutic help for youngsters with autism is staging a fundraising pancake race next Tuesday at Stockeld Park.

Sicklinghall-based Autism Angels is the Park’s chosen charity. This year, it is inviting families to the event, where they can win exciting prizes.

Founder Sarah Shearman and the Autism Angels team will provide a warm welcome at 11am, with races starting at midday.

The rest of the afternoon can be spent enjoying Stockeld Park’s adventure activities. Families can enter at a reduced rate of half the venue’s usual fee and should register by emailing

This will be Autism Angels’ first fund-raising event since being awarded charity status this month.

“It will allow us to do more events like this and increase the help we give not only to children with autism but also their families,” said Sarah.

“Having a youngster with autism can put a tremendous strain on the family unit.

“Working alongside horses can help restore channels of communication that have become broken and strengthen relationships.”

Autism Angels runs courses and regular events such as summer camps and fun days for families with children on the autistic spectrum and for those who work in this field.

For more information, telephone 07764 277146, email or visit

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