2018 TOTAL RAISED £9,217.29
From one extreme to another…. Polo for Heroes 2018 took place on one of the hottest days of the year, a complete contrast from last years rain!
Hosted by Fifield Polo Club, our thanks goes to Julia, her staff, members and guests for their continual support and together we raised a fantastic £9,217.29.
The picnic and VIP guests enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere and sunshine whist watching some spectacular polo.
The Injured Service Men and Women teamed up with the Household Cavalry Polo Teams to play the Lifeguards v’s The Blues and Royals. An exciting battle ending in a Lifeguards victory.
We also had the first Guiness Book of World Records
attempt for the longest hit of a polo ball from a moving horse. All the evidence is being processed at the moment to verify this as a new world record… more on that when all is confirmed.
After the polo had finished and the picnic guests had vacated, a delicious Argentinian style Asado was served and the bidding commenced for the auction items. Thank you to Fran one of our Injured Service Women for recounting her and Fraser’s journey and experience of Heroes Ride 4 Recovery and what it meant to them. A very moving speech.
On to the party and the dance floor was packed all night, dancing to the amazing show band Glitterball.
It’s always a pleasure and honour to welcome some of our Injured troops and their families along to the event.
Sincere thanks goes to everyone who supports this event and to all the volunteers who both help to put the event together and give up their time on the day to make it such a success.
The proceeds from the raffle along with an additional donation went directly to Help for Heroes (£500) and an equal donation was made to The Irish Guards Appeal Fund.(£500).
We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday 13th July 2019 for the 10th Anniversary of Polo for Heroes!