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Iceni Magazine | June 25, 2017

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Saddle Up for the Norfolk Polo Festival with East Anglian Air Ambulance!

Saddle Up for the Norfolk Polo Festival with East Anglian Air Ambulance!

The East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) Norfolk Polo Festival will be returning for its seventh year at Langley Abbey on Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th July.

With four polo matches, a VIP Marquee, a helicopter landing and a fabulous auction it promises to provide an exhilarating experience for the whole family.

Top class national and international polo players will play four matches a day, battling it out on the field to take home one of three trophies. Saturday is all to play for in the Doctors Laser Clinic Derby Dish where old regional rivalries take the spotlight, with the thundering hooves of Cambridgeshire vs Bedfordshire teams and the Oaktree Partnerships Norfolk vs Customised Ltd Suffolk Teams on the polo field. Sunday is Finals Day, showcasing the Norse Premier Bowl and culminating in the heart-stopping final of the Birketts Counties Cup.

Off the pitch it’s looking equally as exciting with the EAAA VIP Marquee, sponsored by SaxonAir, providing a three-course silver service lunch courtesy of Brasteds, and a fundraising auction featuring a day’s hunting for two with the Dunston Harriers, an original Gerard Stamp painting, one week’s salmon fishing for 3 rods in Scotland and much more. VIP guests will also experience complimentary Pimms and canapes on arrival as well as indoor and outdoor seating for the very best view of the polo. VIP tickets and tables of ten are available at £75 per person.

EAAA Chief Executive, Patrick Peal, said; “The EAAA Polo Festival is not only a major Norfolk sporting event but also one of the highlights of our fundraising calendar, with all proceeds from the VIP marquee and sponsorship going toward EAAA. It will make a significant contribution towards raising the £11 million needed this year to continue the lifesaving service our helicopter and critical care teams provide across the region. We want to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors and supporters for their help and support with the event.”

This year there is a new pitch-side Polo Marquee with great food on offer and a bar, serving everything from Champagne and Pimms to beer. At 7pm on Saturday night, the music starts for the famous ‘After Party’, free for everyone to attend. General admission price is £10 (kids go free).

For VIP tickets and further information please contact Ginny Seppings on 01603 358136 or email To purchase general tickets please visit

For more information on the work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance, visit or call 08450 669 999.  You can also follow us on Twitter at @EastAngliAirAmb or ‘like’ our Facebook page – East Anglian Air Ambulance Charity.