9th Annual Hope for Tomorrow Charity Polo Day raises over £25,000

Date: 
2nd July 2014

The 9th Annual Hope for Tomorrow's Charity Polo Day was held on the 28th June within the beautiful grounds of the Beaufort Polo Club, Westonbirt, South Gloucestershire.

The charity were lucky with the weather, having had storms and heavy downpours forecast, most of which were happily out of the way before the event started. Apart from the odd drop of rain during the first match, event attendees enjoyed glorious spells of sunshine and two very exciting Polo matches. The MacLaurin Trophy was won by, and presented to the Rowley Rockers, who played the ARI Fleet UK team in the first match of the afternoon. the action being fast-paced, both teams playing an extremely good game.

During the speeches, the silence was such that a pin could be heard to drop, as the audience listened to Sam James, Senior Staff Nurse from the Beacon Centre in Taunton, who works on board the Somerset Mobile Chemotherapy Unit (MCU) , named 'Bumble', talk everyone through her role on the MCU, her past experiences, what it means to her to work as one of the team on board the Unit and what the patients feel about the service. It was a hugely insightful and thought provoking speech, highlighting why the MCU's are so important..

Some wonderful lots in both the live and silent auctions, saw may of the attendees going away with some 'money can't buy' prizes from the event. 

The 2014 polo event raised in excess of £25,000 for the charity, an amazing amount. Charity patrons Derek and Sir Stirling Moss both stated that they are exceedingly grateful for the support shown by the attendees for this years event. The grand total raised since the charity began holding the polo event back in 2005 is a staggering £282,000! 

Hope for Tomorrow fund the creation of the MCU's through charitable donnations, for more information on the charity see www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk 

 

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