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Smart Works Reading named as Ladies Day Official Charity 2nd July 2019

Guards Polo Club is delighted to announce that Smart Works Reading, a leading UK charity covering the Thames Valley focusing on styling and coaching unemployed women for job success, is to be the official charity partner of its Ladies’ Charity Polo Day in 2019. This popular polo event showcases the best of women’s polo, including the final of the 18-goal Lord Patrick Beresford Cup, in addition to raising thousands of pounds for women-focused charities.

Working closely with the Club’s local Smart Works office in Reading, Guards Polo Club aims to highlight the excellent work that this charity carries out to support disadvantaged women getting into work. Neil Hobday, Guards Polo Club’s CEO, said: “As a father and stepfather to three girls I know at first-hand how stressful that first job interview can be. Knowing that you look right is a vital confidence boost at such a key moment and being properly prepared is always essential – it may make the difference between winning and losing here on the polo field as well as in the workplace. So I am delighted that Guards Polo Club can showcase Smart Works’ invaluable work through our Ladies’ Charity Polo Day.”

Sarah Burns MBE, Chair of Smart Works Reading, added: “We are passionate about supporting women in our local community and witness the transformational impact on the women we see every day. We play a vital role in re-connecting women to their self-confidence, belief and worth. We are thrilled to be working with the Guards Polo Club as official Ladies’ Day charity partner. With your support, we can raise funds which will enable us to give more local women the self-belief and the practical tools to start a new chapter in their lives.”

Non-members are warmly welcomed on Guards Ladies Charity Polo Day on Saturday 31 August, which features the final of the 18-goal Lord Patrick Beresford Trophy. Hospitality options include a full-day package which includes a superb Mosimann's lunch and afternoon tea in our Clubhouse.

Alternatively, visitors can have a more informal day for just £25 per person which includes access to a grandstand seat, plus entry to Clubhouse Lawn – location of our luxury food and retail village – as well as our Clubhouse Bar.

For more information or to book your hospitality or grandstand tickets for this significant fixture in the ladies international polo calendar please call our Ticket Office on 01784 221 090 or email [email protected]

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