Westerby Group sponsor Rutland Polo tournament, raising funds for The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre

June 27, 2018

The Westerby Group Assam Cup tournament will be kicking off at the Rutland Polo Club from Tuesday 26 June with the final on Sunday 1 July that includes a charity lunch and an invitation to take part in ‘Picnic at the Polo’.

This is the fifth tournament the Leicester-based Westerby Group has sponsored with this year’s event raising money for the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC). The charity plans to build a Clinical Rehabilitation Centre near Loughborough for 200 service personnel from the Army, Navy and Air Force injured in combat physically or mentally.

Steve Harvey, Managing Director of Westerby Group said the sponsorship fits perfectly with Westerby’s commitment to supporting worthwhile local causes and events. He said: “Westerby’s is delighted to sponsor the Assam Cup tournament which is a highlight of the Polo season in Rutland. It provides a fantastic opportunity for the public to experience this exciting sport while raising funds for the inspirational work of this year’s chosen charity, the DNRC.”

During the event, the grounds will be open to the public with an invitation to watch the polo and bring their own picnic as part of ‘Picnic at the Polo’. Refreshments will available from the club bar, which will be open to non-members. Tickets costing £80 are also available for a formal charity lunch in a large marquee for 200 guests.

The event is hoping to have a huge attendance and aims to raise at least £10,000 for the Charity DNRC. The Westerby Group will also be donating four free consultation packages, worth £1,500 each, in the DNRC auction

Rutland Polo Club founder and Vice President, Edwin de Lisle, said: “The Recuperation Centre at Stanford Hall, Loughborough, was officially opened on Thursday 21 June by His Royal Highness, the Duke of Cambridge. The Prime Minister, Theresa May, on behalf of the MOD was there to receive and accept this wonderful gift from DNRC. It will now be administered by the MOD.”

The Westerby Investment Management Ltd Assam Cup tournament runs from Tuesday 26 June – Sunday 1 July 2018 in Langham near Oakham. Matches start from around 11 am and culminate in the final on Sunday when the gates will open at 11am. For more information about Picnic at the Polo please contact: sophiaclay@hotmail.co.uk or edwindelisle@barnsdaleoffice.co.uk (07711 075 450)

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