Dallas Burston Polo Club raises over £10,000 for charities

The polo club’s eighth annual Ladies Day attracted 250 guests across the region from a variety of businesses and organisations.

Warwickshire’s premier polo venue, the Dallas Burston Polo Club, held its eighth annual Ladies Day last month.

The day comprised of polo tournaments, best-dressed prizes, fundraising auctions and was rounded off by a performance from Roy Hemmings, a former member of the Drifters.

The day saw a phenomenal amount raised for the two nominated charities, totalling £10,400. The beneficiaries of the proceeds were The Princes Trust and the local Shakespeare Hospice.

A wide range of businesses and organisations including The Wasps, Live 24-
Seven, Highgrove, Xreflow and the Small Luxury Hotel Group donated auction and raffle prizes to the event.

One auction prize was a bespoke piece of art created by the famous artist, David Hodge who paints under his alter ego ‘Dusty O’, famed for his career in drag and now world acclaimed artist.

Major Richard Carney was proud to present the CEO from TSH, Angie Arnold and Fundraising Manager, Caroline Lawrence with a cheque for £5,200.

The Shakespeare Hospice based in Stratford Upon Avon pride themselves on offering support and compassion to every young person or adult in the
the community who are living with a life-limiting illness.

On presentation of the cheque, Angie Arnold said that “The Shakespeare Hospice are delighted to be Dallas Burston’s chosen charity and we are very appreciative of everyone involved in supporting this great event.

“We can only continue to provide support for patients and their families living in our community through this kind of generous support.”

Major Richard Carney explained why he chose to support The Shakespeare
Hospice, saying “We chose this local charity because of the importance of the work it does in the community. The support and compassion offered by the hospice is tailored to each individual need, whether it is care at home, in hospital or at any other place of residence, it is unique to every person they help.”

“So many of us are touched by the work of the hospice, whether experiencing it first-hand or knowing someone who has needed this care. Raising money for such a cause is imperative as they are a charity and so can only continue to do the good work they do in the community if they receive this vital funding.”