KING’S Ely pupils and staff were on top form at this year’s Ely Potato Race.

Crowds gathered in Ely High Street on October 13th for the annual extravaganza, which is organised by Isle of Ely Produce Ltd to celebrate the region’s potato growers and the harvest festival held at Ely Cathedral.

King’s Ely Junior pupils Oliver Partridge and Thomas Craven entered the Schools’ Race on the day and won, as did Mrs Petherick and Miss Stewart, who entered the Ladies’ Race.

Donations on the day helped to raise more than £2,000 for local charities and organisations, plus Mrs Petherick and Miss Stewart won £100 for winning their race, which will be put towards the school’s charity of the year.

Owned and managed by the Boutwood family, Isle of Ely Produce was established in 1994.

Director Oliver Boutwood said: “It was lovely to see so many people coming out to support the teams on the day. Isle of Ely Produce are happy to play such an important part in the community and will continue to invest in these types of events in the future. The event underlines our pledge to support the journey of the potato from the field to the frier.”

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