Camsar, Little Miracles, Fenprobe and East Anglian Air Ambulance will benefit from £3,000 raised by Isle of Ely Produce Potato Race

PUBLISHED: 19:00 29 March 2016

Presentation of Isle of Ely potato race cheques, (front left) Isle of Ely Produce Director Oliver Boutwood, and (far right) Organiser Austen Dack, present to charities Little Miracles, Camsar, Fen House, Fen Probe, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Littleport Riots, The Disabilities Trust, Littleport Rotary, and St Johns School,

Presentation of Isle of Ely potato race cheques, (front left) Isle of Ely Produce Director Oliver Boutwood, and (far right) Organiser Austen Dack, present to charities Little Miracles, Camsar, Fen House, Fen Probe, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Littleport Riots, The Disabilities Trust, Littleport Rotary, and St Johns School,

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Seven local organisations and charities are the beneficiaries of the 2015 Isle of Ely Produce Potato Race.

This year the charity donations were awarded to Camsar, East Anglian Air Ambulance, Little Miracles, Fenhouse Brain Injury Rehab Unit, Light and Life School Assemblies, Fenprobe and Littleport Riots.

Oliver Boutwood, Isle of Ely director, said: “The selected charities are from across the age ranges of our community.

“Hopefully the money raised from our potato race will touch many people’s hearts and deliver the required results.”

The race also raised money for The Lantern, St Johns, and St Marys Primary Schools too from the children’s race and also for the Ely Hereward Rotary Club who act as race stewards.

Austen Dack, event organiser, added: “We were inundated with requests for help from the £3,000 pot and together with the directors of IOE and Mayor Lis Every we sat and discussed every application in detail before deciding on the winning causes.”

The 2016 Potato Race takes place on Saturday October 8. If you would like to enter a team email austen@isleofely.co.uk

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