Touching Lives - October 2008
Polo lunches mark fundraising first
Cirencester Polo Club and ITN newsreader Steve Scott played host to the South West’s first polo event for Action Medical Research. More than 100 guests enjoyed a sumptuous three course meal, after which Michelle Chant emphasised the importance of ourTouching Tiny Lives appeal, telling of how she and her husband were tragically affected by premature birth.
Then it was time to get down to the day’s business — watching the teams battle it out for the Action Medical Research Cheltenham Cup. Despite very wet conditions, team Tamara Vestey emerged victorious and players were awarded a trophy, a glass goblet and a Paddington bear of course!
Meanwhile at West Wycombe Polo club in Buckinghamshire, 130 people gathered for a diamond draw, auction and buffet lunch before taking in three full games of polo. Club Manager, Richard Seaville, gave a running commentary to help those new to the sport keep up with the game, and everyone got behind the special Action Medical Research team who wore charity colours for the final game of the tournament. A great day was enjoyed by all.
Plans are already underway for another polo lunch in Cirencester next June, and sponsors are currently being invited.