Winners of inaugural Ely Potato Race hand out �1,000 winners’ cheque

THE winning team from this year’s inaugural Great Ely Potato Race presented a cheque for �1,000 to their chosen charity, The Royal Agricultural Benevolent Fund.

The race, held in High Street, Ely, was backed by 20 local farmers who all donated the potatoes for the race and gave their support to help bolster the charity prize.

The PJ Lee and Sons team came out on top, gaining local bragging rights, a trophy and the charity prize.

Director Richard Lee presented a cheque to the benevolent fund at Highflyer Farm, in Sutton Gault this week.

Mr Lee said: “The fund provides care and support for farmers, farm workers, farm managers and their dependants. Many of those they support are retired people who are struggling to get by on low incomes.


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“They also help people of any age in times of crisis and those who are disabled ranging from young children to people more than 100-years-old.”

Isle of Ely director Oliver Boutwood said: “The potato run was fast and furious, and all the teams ran a spirited race, to end up giving RABI �1,000 is a real bonus.

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