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2016 Prince’s Trust polo day, Chester Racecourse

PUBLISHED: 00:00 20 October 2016

Karina Jadhav, Holly Tootill and Dominique Morton

Karina Jadhav, Holly Tootill and Dominique Morton

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The great and good of Cheshire society enjoyed an afternoon of polo and in doing so helped unemployed young people in the North West.

The Prince’s Trust polo day at Chester Racecourse raised an amazing £45,000 to help change the lives of disadvantaged young people in the region.

The event sponsored by Halewood International and Forrest Ltd, saw over 300 guests in attendance. Funds raised at the polo match will go directly towards helping young people in the region into employment.

Guests were treated to a champagne reception, three-course meal and an auction sponsored by Boodles who also donated a love letter pendant. Other lots included Barclays ATP tennis tickets, dinner at The Paddock Club and a personal meeting with Usain Bolt.

Entertainment was provided by Matt Cardle and the afternoon was compered by TV and radio presenter Sarah Powell. Guests were also addressed by speaker and Prince’s Trust Young Ambassador Georgina Lloyd, who with help from The Trust, has overcome bullying and now encourages others with his inspirational journey. Singer Russell Jones serenaded guests during the meal, in laid-back style.

The Prince’s Trust charity helps change young lives. It works with 13 to 30-year-olds who have struggled at school, have been in care, are long-term unemployed or have been in trouble with the law. Three in four young people helped by The Prince’s Trust move into work, training or education.

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