The annual Laureus Polo Cup took place on Thursday 21st at Ham Polo Club, providing the attendants with an opportunity to participate in a charity fundraising while spending a beautiful day watching polo. I was on the guest list with a host of glamorous stars from Louise Thompson to Amber Le Bon who came and watched the exhibition match… and even tried a little polo themselves).
For those not aware, Ham Polo is the last remaining polo club in Greater London. Not only does it have excellent playing and social facilities, it also always welcomes its guests with prestigious well-organised events. Laureus Polo Cup was no exception, of course. Just think about it: Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is a global movement that uses the positive power of sport to tackle society’ challenges around the globe. The charity supports more than 100 sports-based community programmes in 35 countries to combat social challenges facing children and young people, such as violence and crime, discrimination, and lack of education.
At the beginning of the Laureus journey, it was clear that sport’s ability to promote respect and teamwork would help bring people together on the playing field, but after more than a decade of work around the world, sport has also proven capable of tackling problems that go to the very core of society itself. Some great examples of this are the Laureus-supported projects using sport to tackle racism, sexism and other forms of prejudice.
I believe that getting involved with a cause that you feel connected to is the key influence behind the giving of many. Find a cause close to your heart!
Featured in DailyMail, Hello Magazine and Getty Images