Nearly £18,000 has been raised for Help for Heroes through a charity polo match.

Earlier this month (10 November) Falklands war vet Simon Weston was presented with a cheque for £17,670.52 for Help For Heroes. The charity supports members of Britain’s Armed Forces wounded while serving their country.

The event — Polo For Heroes — took place at St Albans Polo Club in Hertfordshire in July.

It featured polo matches involving celebrity and forces teams.

The cheque was presented by Clare Dingwall who helped organise the event.

Clare 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.”

Plans are already in place for another Polo for Heroes event next year, on Saturday 23 July, at St Albans Polo Club.

For more information visit: www.poloforheroes.co.uk