Reported on Friday in the Times of London:
"The adage "money isn't everything, but it certainly helps" could not ring
more true at the moment for British figure skating. Thanks to the recent
launch of the British Figure Skating Trust (BFS Trust) - an organisation
set up to provide financial support for talented British skaters - the
sport will enter the new millennium far richer than it leaves the old one.
Marisha Romer, an American-born, British-based businesswoman, who has a
keen interest in ice skating, has founded the trust with Pounds 95,000 of
her own money. Further funds will be raised through donations and
sponsorship from individuals and companies wishing to support British
skating. Two significant benefactors already on board are the
British-based John Wilson Skates company and the Ice Castle International
Training Centre in Lake Arrowhead, United States. Romer herself will
continue to add Pounds 50,000 annually. "