Over £46,000 was raised in aid of industry charity Hospitality Action on Sunday 6th September at the charity’s sixth annual Polo Day. Taking place at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire six Michelin-starred South West chefs – Martin Burge of Whatley Manor, Richard Davies of The Manor House, Josh Eggleton of The Pony & Trap, Hywel Jones of Lucknam Park, Sam Moody of The Bath Priory and Richard Picard-Edwards of Lords of the Manor, successfully joined forces with Calcot Kitchens to raise this fantastic sum.

The team of professionals were supported by the next generation of up and coming service stars from City of Bath College and Hit Training Academy and featured the final of the Solitaire Salver polo match. Prior to the match, guests were treated to a polo demonstration as they enjoyed a Moët & Chandon reception on the lawn of the Beaufort Polo Club. Guests were delighted with a delicious lunch including lobster and potato salad served with tomato jelly and lobster emulsion and slow roasted saddle of Wiltshire lamb, as well as afternoon cream tea prepared by Calcot Kitchens.

HApolo2015 2Penny Moore, chief executive, Hospitality Action, said: “Tickets to the Polo Day continue to sell out almost as soon as they go on sale. We are indebted to all our event sponsors including Tetbury Audi and Moët Hennessy UK for their continued support. We are set to spend a record breaking amount of money supporting those in need this year and it is events such as this which enable us to do so.”

The day was attended by a number of well-known figures from across the industry including Harry Murray MBE of Lucknam Park Hotel & Spa, Jason Carruthers CEO of Andrew Brownsword Hotels and Simon Franks, General Manager of Buckland Manor.

For more information about Hospitality Action and to learn about future events, visit www.hospitalityaction.org.uk To be the first to hear about the 2016 Polo Day please email: fundraising@hospitalityaction.org.uk