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Chukkas Away for Charity!

by Michael Ford last modified 14 Aug, 2017 10:07 AM

On Sunday 6 August, four teams competed in the Kadugli Cup, a Sudan fundraiser at Tidworth Polo Club.

Chukkas Away for Charity!

Winners 'Oh Gosh' with +Edward (centre) and Exton Park's Corinne Seely (right)

The event was run in conjunction with the Exton Park Country Polo Day.

Photos on Flickr; photos on Facebook

Organiser Christopher Fielden says, “For fourteen years, the Bradford on Avon Deanery has been linked with the Diocese of Kadugli in Sudan. The Deanery has a small support committee and we were offered the use of Tidworth Polo Club as a fundraising venue by the Manager, Christopher Andrews.

“The trophy was imported direct from Sudan!

“For the last two years, thanks to the generosity of the Polo Club and Exton Park, one of our fundraising events has been the Kadugli Cup Polo Tournament. On the two occasions we have run it, we have been blessed with sunshine and all present have enjoyed themselves.

“We are in touch with Bishop Hassan in Kadugli to see where the money will be best spent - education, children and cholera are certainly in mind. Archbishop Justin visited Kadugli during his trip to Sudan two weeks ago.”

The Royal Navy fielded a team this year, as well as Tidworth’s King’s Royal Hussars - the official Armed Forces polo club. The winners, ‘Oh Gosh’, defeated the Tidworth B team in the final and Bishop Edward presented the trophy.

Christopher adds, “In the future we would welcome teams from all over the Salisbury Diocese. Are there any polo players out there?”

The official Tidworth Polo Club website is here.
Exton Park specialise in award-winning sparkling English wines. Website here

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