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.


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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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