British Polo Day Charity Cup Raises Upwards of $300,000

The second annual British Polo Day Charity Cup, a charity match presented by Land Rover, took in more than 800 guests, picnickers and fans at the Henley-on-the-Thames polo ground in London. The match included such A-list guests as His Highness Gaj Singh II The Maharaja of Marwar-Jodhpur, Carol Woolton, the Marchioness of Milford-Haven, Lord Frederick Windsor, Duke of Argyll, the Atlantic Polo Team and many more.

The Cup featured a face-off between The InterContinental London Park Lane Commonwealth Team, who took the Royal Salute British Exiles Atlantic Polo Team 6-3 and the Oxford Group Holdings British Schools Polo Team, who trumped the Hackett Team Singapore 8-6. Afterward, the after party featured an Argentinian asado before guests were whisked back into London for a night of dancing and drinks at The Drury Club.

As it did the year before, the match aims to raise as much money for the benefit of Head Injury Through Sport, The James Wentworth Stanley Memorial Fund, Great Ormond Street Hospital, the Brooke and the British Red Cross and The Eve Branson Foundation charities by offering guests a week for two at Necker Island, owned by Sir Richard Branson, tickets to the Monaco Grand Prix, art-deco earrings and a live auction worthy of bragging about. This year, in record fashion, the event raised more than $310,605, which brings their overall efforts to a commendable $1,230,386.

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