Trade charity Hospitality Action will host its ninth annual Charity Polo Day on 9 September at Beaufort Polo Club in Gloucestershire.
The funds raised, supported by local establishments and seven award-winning chefs, will go to those “most in need across the hospitality industry”, according to an announcement.
The chefs, who will provide the afternoon tea, include Michelin-star Hywel Jones of Lucknam Park, Michelin-star Niall Keating of Whatley Manor, Michelin-star Rob Potter of The Manor House, Richard Davies of Calcot Manor, André Garrett of Cliveden House, Robby Jenks of The Vineyard, and Kris Biggs of The Rectory Hotel.
The seven chefs will also cook a three-course meal including Niall Keating’s roast rack of Wiltshire lamb, dill-fermented gem lettuce and fresh wasabi and Richard Davies’ Welsh lamb two ways, spiced aubergine, artichoke and braised spring onion.
Tickets are £105 per person or £950 for a table of 10 and include a Taittinger and canapé reception, a three-course lunch and half a bottle of wine per person, grandstand seats to view the polo from and afternoon cream tea as the day draws to a close.
Hywel Jones, executive chef of Lucknam Park Hotel and Spa, said: “It is hard to believe this will be the ninth Polo Day I have been a part of. We are very lucky to have so much talent in the South West and last year the event raised over £50,000 thanks to the combined effort of all those who took part. The Polo Day is a calendar highlight and this year, thanks to suppliers such as Flying Fish, Total Produce and Creed Foodservice, I know we can raise more than ever before”.
Chairman of the Hospitality Action South West fundraising board and Calcot Hotels executive chairman, Richard Ball, added: “Over the years the Polo Day has grown in popularity and this year is no exception. The event is a real team effort and brings together the best of South West hospitality. I am extremely grateful to all those who have lent a hand and consistently make the Polo such a tremendous success.”