2014


 

2014 Total Raised £5,431.39

 

army team

It was a busy start to the year with the Heroes for Freedom trip to Las Vegas in April. Funded by Polo for Heroes, fifteen of our injured servicemen embarked on a great adventure which was once again a huge success! Read how our Heroes benefitted from the trip in The Story section.

Following on, this years Polo for Heroes event took place at our new venue and with terrific support from Fifield Polo Club. The sun shone, Pimms flowed and guests were treated to exciting injured soldiers teampolo between The Hackett Army Team, The Battleback Team and Fifield Teams. The day was made extra special by having three of our injured soldiers playing… an amazing achievement!

After a great day’s entertainment the VIP guests enjoyed a delicious Argentinian style Asado. As the sun set, celebrity auctioneer Tom Keene, commenced the bidding. To round off the evening perfectly everyone danced the night away.

Event organiser, Clare Dingwall commented,” The success of this event relies on the support of like minded people contributing to raise funds and made a difference to the lives of our Heroes. Our grateful thanks goes out to all of those people. Las Vegas this year opened my eyes even more to the traumas of PTSD. Both mental and physical injuries have great affects on our injured soldiers lives, on a daily basis. Being able to help such people truly reinforces the reasons why we organise this event. Knowing that it makes a difference to their lives goes some way to thanking them for their service.”

All monies raised at this event are donated to Help for Heroes (£1,196), The
Irish Guards Appeal Fund (£1,000) and the Heroes for Freedom R&R trip for the Help for Heroes Band of Brothers in 2016 (£3,235).

Thank you one and all for your support!