Polo match to help air ambulance

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A charity polo match in aid of Sussex Air Ambulance is to be held at Hurtwood Park Polo Club this weekend (Sunday July 31).

The family day out will also feature pony club mounted games, a sheepdog demonstration, search and rescue, gundog display and a fabulous dressage demonstration with John Lassetter and friends.

The polo match at 3pm will feature the final of a competition that will have been running all week at Hurtwood Park on the Sussex-Surrey border.

There will also be a funfair, trade village and champagne lunch in a VIP area. Entry is £15 per car with pre-booked premier parking also available at £100.

Visitors will also get the chance to see the Sussex Air Ambulance and meet the pilot, doctor and paramedic, subject to 999 call-outs.

This is the first polo day organised by the charity since it launched five years ago and it is hoped the public will come along and support the event and enjoy all the entertainment for a great family day out.

The helicopter is often called to horse riding accidents especially in remote and inaccessible areas such as the South Downs.

Sussex Air Ambulance flies fast, direct and un-hindered and can reach the furthest part of the county within 15 minutes, saving vital time which can mean the difference between life and death.

The specialist doctor and paramedic on board can carry out advanced medical procedures, giving patients the best chance and quality of survival.

For further information about the polo day contact Corinne Hitching on 07784 229717 or email corinneh@kaat.org.uk. Gates open at 11am and the entertainment on the field starts at 11.45am with the polo starting at 3pm.