Ely Rowers Raise Money For Charity

MEMBERS of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club attempted to row 80 kilometres on the longest day of the year – June 21 – to raise money for the local charity Earth Ely, and for the club development fund. The aim for the16 men and women members – of all ages and s

MEMBERS of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club attempted to row 80 kilometres on the longest day of the year - June 21 - to raise money for the local charity Earth Ely, and for the club development fund.

The aim for the16 men and women members - of all ages and standards - was to row at least one of the legs Ely-Denver, Denver-Ely, Ely-Bottisham and Bottisham-Ely.

The fleet of boats comprised two pairs, a quadruple-scull, two single sculls and an eight. Seven completed the whole distance, including five veterans - the youngest of whom was 52 - and more than £1,000 was raised.

Our picture shows members of the Isle of Ely Rowing Club who raised money for Earth Ely and for new club equipment.

Front (left to right) Trevor Littlewood and Rodney Atkinson and standing from left Derek Pickersgill (club chairman) Fi Ashworth and Denice Osborne.

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Photo: HELEN DRAKE