Polo day raises £3,000 for Army’s Afghanistan appeal

  • Toby Addison, an active member of Sussex Polo Club, has organised his first charity polo match at the age of just 10.

    Toby, the winner of the Rupert Thorneloe Memorial Trophy for the most improved 10-year-old boy playing in the Jorrocks section of Pony Club Polo last year, raised more than £3,000 on 3 July at the Sussex Polo ground.

    Lt Col Thorneloe, commanding officer of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards, is the highest-ranking officer to have been killed in Afghanistan.

    He was a talented polo player leading his parents to create the trophy in his memory, and in return Toby decided to raise funds for the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal.

    Toby also completed sponsored runs and baked cakes to sell at school.

    The Prince of Wales supported Toby’s efforts by donating a Highgrove Champagne Hamper for the raffle at the charity polo day.

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