As previously mentioned, a hectic schedule at the end of last year resulted in me neglected my blog – but it wasn’t all bad, I have a drafts folder full of posts and a camera brimming with pictures! So now, in 2014 my mission is to wade through and post – better late than never!
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month, October is full of people running for charity, baking for charity, turning things pink for charity, anything in the name of raising awareness.
And then come November, it’s all over. Although it’s good to have a month dedicated to important causes to make sure they’re front of mind, keeping them there throughout the year is much harder.
The solution? More events spread throughout the year.
One such event took place late last year – the annual Pink Polo event in association with St Regis.
Taking place at Ghantoot Racing and Polo Club each year, it’s a great family day out with face painting, games for children and fun competitions like ‘Best Dressed Pet’. The focus of the day of course is the polo game (which starts after sky divers holding Pink Polo signs have landed on the grassy pitch) and 2013 saw 100s of people in their best pinks for a day in the sunshine.
St Regis hosted a VIP marquee complete with world-renowned St Regis traditions such as afternoon tea and butlers complete with the little goody bags of mini cakes and St Regis blend of tea.
Never an avid follower of polo, the game was quite hard to keep up with at first. Although it only lasts an hour, it’s So fast you really have to keep your eye on the ball!
As a guest of St Regis it was bad news when we lost 4-3 but it’s all for charity so competitive spirits aside, it was a great day out.