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Polo, Swiss Alps, Annie Lennox and Duran Duran

Annie Lennox and the Polo Game Dinner in aid of Sentebale Charity.

Story by Celeste Neil Kloster Polo Club, Photography by Andre Springer and Glenn Burrows

 Photography by Andre Springer

It is an honour and privilege to be invited to represent Sentebale on this special occasion and to have been given the opportunity to hopefully inspire people to take up an interest and become engaged in a life saving issue that I am committed to and passionate about.  Many people in the privileged Western world are unaware of how the HIV AIDS pandemic is continuing to destroy the lives of millions of young people in countries like Lesotho, where the HIV prevalence rate is inordinately high. In supporting the Princes’ project you will be investing in making a practical and transformational difference to the lives of thousands of children. What could be more rewarding or worthwhile? Enjoy the game...and dig deep!” Annie Lennox

Klosters Snow Polo are delighted to announce that Sentebale are the chosen charity partner for the 2012 tournament. Sentebale was set up in 2006 in memory of it’s founding patron’s mothers’, HRH Prince Henry of Wales and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. Klosters Snow Polo is an exciting partner for the charter as polo is a passion of Prince Harry’s. On the 21st of January at the Klosters tournament there will be a special charity polo match and dinner evening with profits generated through ticket sales to be donated to Sentebale. Lesotho is a small landlocked country in South Africa and Sentebale was set up to provide support to the orphans and vulnerable children who are badly affected by the HIV/AIDs epidemic.

Scottish born singer, songwriter, campaigner and activist Annie Lennox will be representing on behalf of the Sentebale charity on January 21st at the Klosters snow Polo tournament charity event. One of the finest and most outstanding musical voices of our time Annie Lennox is celebrated as an innovator, an icon, and a symbol of enduring excellence. Her music career is peerless with over 80 million record sales to date and whilst her tireless charity work is widely praised and she has received numerous prestigious awards and honours.  In January 2011 Annie Lennox was presented an OBE (order of The British Empire) by HRH Queen Elizabeth II. This great accolade was given for all her hard work and dedication as a humanitarian. Amongst her other awards for her services to charity include GG magazine’s Charity Women of the Year (2010), Nobel Peace Laureates ‘Woman of Peace’ Award for services to humanity (2009) and she became a U.N. AIDS Goodwill Ambassador 2010.

Yasmin Le Bon, wife of Simon Le Bon watches Duran Duran playing unplugged at the VIP tent with daughter Amber Le Bon with lucky Kloster Polo Locos - Photography by Glen Burrows

Annie Lennox sings a surprise acoustic version of "Sweet Dreams" in aid of the Sentebale charity evening at Klosters Snow Polo - Photography by Andre Springer

Also in attendance on the evening of the 21st of January at the event  the British pop band Duran Duran, supermodel Yasmin Le Bon and the British socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson.


Polo Team Sponsors, CEO of Parmigiani Jean-Marc Jacot with Andreas Maissen  - Photography by Andre Springer

Tickets 650 CHF per person –  including 3 course dinner and VIP hospitality. All profits raised from the tickets sales and auction donated to the Sentebale charity. 

Schedule for Saturday 21st  polo game and dinner in aid of Sentebale

 Polo game start 17:00h – Team Sentebale v’s Team Parmigiani/Hackett

 In between the chukka’s and after the game drinks reception with live music.

 3-course dinner served approx. 20:00h.

 Charity auction in aid of Sentebale hosted by Christie’s after dinner hosted by René Lahn,Christie's Specialist for Post-War & Contemporary Art in Switzerland.

 Dress code: Casual (and warm!) chic –  suitable footwear for the snow. The game is played in the dark outside so suitable clothing essential.

Many thanks to all the sponsors, players, event workers, technical crew, hospitality staff, security teams, the grooms , tourist office and media as well and the local community of Klosters for all their support! We look forward to 2013.