Tetbury based cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow have set their sights on raising £30,000 at the 3rd Chartwell Charity Polo Day to be held at the Beaufort Polo Club on Saturday 14th June. The total would enable the innovative charity to complete their next project of a second Mobile Chemotherapy Unit following the successful launch of the first Unit in February 2007.

Chartwell Group, the West Country-based independent financial advisers, are sponsoring the event for the second year running and are hoping to wrest back the coveted Ian MacLaurin Trophy from Fleet Support Group, last year’s winners.

Christine Mills, who founded Hope for Tomorrow after losing her husband David to cancer in 2002, said “Although it is barely a year since the successful launch of our first Mobile Chemotherapy Unit, amazingly we are so close to having the funds to start building our second Unit! We have some wonderful fundraising activities organized for this year, including the Chartwell Polo Day on 14th June, and hope to see many of our supporters and friends there. Our aim is to have the second Unit built this year! An ambitious project, but seeing the difference our first Unit has made to the lives of patients and carers, it is a goal we are determined to achieve. So please come along and support us.”

Launched by charity patron Sir Stirling Moss OBE last year, the first Unit has been an overwhelming success travelling between selected locations in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire alleviating the stress of patients having to make long tiring journeys for treatment. “We have had an incredible response from patients who’ve been treated on our first Mobile Unit. It’s now a question of raising the balance of the funds we need to complete the second Unit enabling more people to benefit from receiving chemotherapy treatment closer to home” said Christine.

Tickets are available to all polo enthusiasts as well as those who want to support the completion of the second Mobile Chemotherapy Unit. Guests will enjoy a champagne reception, followed by a three course gourmet lunch with wine, and each ticket includes a grandstand seat. After the polo matches and presentations, guests will enjoy afternoon tea.

Simon Tomlinson, Director of Beaufort Polo Club, said “It would be fantastic to achieve the target of £30,000 and complete the second Mobile Chemotherapy Unit, which would benefit so many people in Gloucestershire and surrounding counties. There’s plenty of ways for everyone to get involved whether it’s buying a lunch ticket or sponsoring an element of the day and entertaining clients.”

Tickets are available at £90 per guest, or £850 for a table of 10, from Beaufort Polo Club on 01666 880510, or Hope for Tomorrow on 01666 505055. Further information about the cancer charity Hope for Tomorrow is available at www.hopefortomorrow.org.uk

Further information:

Hope for Tomorrow

Tel: 01666 505055.

Beaufort Polo Club
Tel: 01666 880510

Sponsor Information

Title sponsors, Chartwell, offers independent professional financial advice to private and business clients with offices in Bath.


Team sponsor, Fleet Support Group is the largest independent vehicle management company in the UK, offering support and advice to fleet operators and individual drivers alike.