HRH The Prince of Wales took to the polo field today to play in the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Charity Polo Cup at Guards Polo Club, with the day raising £1,000,000 to be shared by 11 charities supported by TRH’s The Prince and Princess of Wales. Today’s contribution takes the total raised from Royal Charity Polo Days played in the UK over the last 12 years to more than £12,000,000.
The Prince played as part of the U.S. Polo Assn. team alongside Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, Amr Zedan and Mark Tomlinson. The opposing Standing Rock Polo team was formed by Philipp Mueller, Ivan Rubinich, Malcolm Borwick and Clarinda Tjia-Dharmadi , with the BP Healthcare Polo team made up of Joevy Beh, James Beh, Henry Porter and Steve Cox.
In an exciting round robin format, it was the US Polo Assn. team who won with The Princess of Wales presenting the Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Charity Cup to the winning captain Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha.
This year’s event provided a unique opportunity to support and raise funds for 11 of Their Royal Highness’s patronages. These organisations are: MHI (Shout), Wales Air Ambulance, Centrepoint, The Passage, Mountain Rescue England & Wales, Foundling Museum, Forward Trust, East Anglia Children’s Hospices, Baby Basics, Little Village and AberNecessities
‘Out-Sourcing Inc’s David M. Matsumoto said: “Out-Sourcing Inc. is honoured to support today’s charity polo match. Knowing that this polo event will raise much needed funds for 11 incredible charities aligns perfectly with the company’s own charitable ethos. Out-Sourcing Inc. focuses on creating platforms to highlight and support charitable endeavors across the world, including here in the UK.”
“Charity representative, Victoria Hornby, CEO of Shout/ MHI speaking on behalf of the 11 charities said all of the charities benefitting today support people in some of the most difficult and testing moments of their lives. The funds from this year’s Out-Sourcing Inc. Royal Charity Polo Day will ensure that we can continue to be there to offer the support they deserve.”
The day was made possible by the generous sponsors and event partners. Thank you to Out-Sourcing Inc, who assumed the role of title sponsor and have a long association with fundraising events such as this. Grateful thanks must also go to the other sponsors and supporters including Guards Polo Club, U.S. Polo Assn., Standing Rock Polo Team, BP Healthcare, Lugano Diamonds, Audi, AP&Co, The Cox Family of Oklahoma and Whispering Angel.
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