It's about fund-raising

PUBLISHED: 14:59 13 April 2006 | UPDATED: 13:23 04 May 2010

REGARDING your article For Better Oar Worse, I m Talking Rowlocks. I have to question your idea of a fund-raiser and why you went. Do fund-raisers not normally try to raise money and usually give away food? That £3 for a sausage in a roll and a raffle tic

REGARDING your article For Better Oar Worse, I'm Talking Rowlocks. I have to question your idea of a fund-raiser and why you went. Do fund-raisers not normally try to raise money and usually give away food? That £3 for a sausage in a roll and a raffle ticket must have been terrible to part with!

I think the point of the day was entirely missed in your article - it was to raise funds for equipment for a community based rowing club that all people of all ages in our area can join.

It also provided information on watersports in Ely, both rowing and sailing, Environmental Agency plans for our area, Friends of Jubilee Gardens plans, music and a variety of televised information about rowing and Ely.

The Boat Race was shown to provide entertainment and show support of an historical event that directly involves Ely given Cambridge row on the Ouse and we are a part of Cambridgeshire.

Luckily there were a lot of people who did find it an interesting event and I don't know what your perceived thoughts about America's opinion of the Boat Race have to do with anything.

Thank you for your community support.

ALICIA HAYES

Ely

Editor's Note: I apologise if you or anyone else was offended by last week's Journeyman Jones. The column provides a light-hearted look at life and, we hope, brings readers a smile. There was a bit of a hint in the headline as to the seriousness of the article, but if you were offended we are sorry.

Debbie Davies (Editor)

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