St Albans Polo club charity event raises thousands for Help the Heroes

PUBLISHED: 07:10 15 December 2010

Left to right: Jo Eckett (Polo for Horses), Simon Weston and Clare Dingwall (Polo for Heroes)

Left to right: Jo Eckett (Polo for Horses), Simon Weston and Clare Dingwall (Polo for Heroes)


FALKLANDS war veteran Simon Weston has been presented with a cheque for nearly £18,000 following a charity event held in St Albans during the summer.

St Albans Polo Club hosted Polo for Heroes to raise money for Help for Heroes, the charity that supports members of Britain’s Armed Forces wounded while serving their country

It featured polo matches involving celebrity and forces teams while TV chef Tristan Welch helped prepare food for the crowds.

Simon was presented with the cheque by Clare Dingwall who helped organise Polo for Heroes together with Tristan and former boxing world champion Steve Collins.

Polo fanatic Clare came up with the idea when she met Tristan, head chef at London’s Launceston Place Restaurant, and fellow polo fan and ex-world middleweight and super middleweight boxing champion Steve at a Chefs for Heroes fundraiser last year.

She said: “Polo for Heroes was a fantastic success thanks to the help we received from so many people – and it was a privilege to present the cheque to Simon.”

Another Polo for Heroes event is planned in St Albans on Saturday, July 23, next year. More information can be found at

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