The Beaufort Polo Club in Westonbirt is hosting a charity polo day on Sunday.

The event is in aid of the Even Keel Foundation, a mental health initiative established in 2019 to unmask mental health issues in men and help prevent male suicide, the biggest killer of men under 45.

Gates open at 11am, with play commencing at midday when The British Army take on an Even Keel Invitational side in a four chukka opening match - followed by prize giving from special guest, Andrew Parker Bowles.

At 3pm Frasers England will compete against Ireland in a high goal HPA test match for The Golden Jubilee Cup.

Samantha Hillier, founder of the Even Keel Foundation, said: “We really couldn’t have got this event off the ground without the backing of some wonderful sponsors. Savills, Hurlingham Polo and The Hurlingham Polo Association ( HPA), British Army Polo, British Polo Gin and Walter Bull & Son are just some of the companies and associations that have got behind us to help make this day a success.

“Mental health touches so many lives and the support we’re receiving is testament to that. Together we can begin to make a difference.”

Evie Macken, events manager at Beaufort Polo Club, said: “We are excited to be hosting the Beaufort Charity Polo Day in aid of the Even Keel Foundation.

“After a long spell of no events, what better way to kick off our event calendar than with a great day out with family and friends at Beaufort.

“More importantly, what better initiative to raise awareness for, helping to unmask mental health issues in men. Now more than ever it is important to remove any stigma surrounding mental health.”

A charity auction will take place at 2.30pm, featuring a flagship lot donated by acclaimed sculptor Rupert Till. Part of his ‘Litte Hare’ series of sculptures, Rupert was inspired by his own mental health journey to create ‘On the Edge’ and all proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Even Keel Foundation.

Due to Covid regulations all tickets are being sold in advance. Spectators will be restricted to groups of six and seated in designated picnic spots around the ground to maintain social distancing.

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