SEVERAL milestones will be celebrated at this year’s Bentley Polo in the Valley.
The event is in its 10th year, sponsor Bentley celebrates its centenary in 2019 and Youth Focus turns 25 while the not-for-profit’s new chief executive Arthur Papakotsias will attend his first polo event that will also raise money for Telethon.
Mr Papakotsias, who started at Youth Focus last month, said money raised from Polo in the Valley over the past decade had allowed the Burswood-based not-for-profit to offer 5200 counselling sessions to young West Australians dealing with mental health challenges.
“Sadly, the need for youth mental health services is increasing,” he said.
“Suicide is the biggest killer of young Australians.
“In 2017, 51 young people aged between 15 and 24 in WA died by suicide. This is unacceptable. As a community we must do all we can to turn the tide on these tragic statistics.”
Money raised at this year’s event will go towards more counselling sessions and help Youth Focus fund new innovative programs across WA.
Polo in the Valley, hosted by the Prendiville family at Duncraig Stud, will be held on a Saturday for the first time but the traditional events like the Dash for Ladies and Gents, Divot Stomp and Ladies Fashion on the Field remain.
Bentley Perth will also reveal its new convertible alongside the 2019 Bentley Continental that is worth $565,000.
WHAT: Polo in the Valley
WHEN: Saturday, April 6
WHERE: Duncraig Study, Swan Valley
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