Prince Harry will hold a charity fundraising polo match in Singapore on Monday in aid of children in Africa living with HIV and Aids

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Thumbs up! Cheerful Prince Harry puts on a dapper display as he hosts a polo match in aid of his charity Sentebale in Singapore
Harry, 32, is hosting Sentebale Polo Cup in aid of children with HIV and Aids
Royal looked smart in stone coloured blazer and white shirt
Prince, who dates Meghan Markle, is on five-day visit to Singapore and Sydney
Annual event is important fundraiser for his charity for African children

Polo fan Harry launched the annual event to raise vital funds for this Sentebale charity
Polo fan Harry launched the annual event to raise vital funds for this Sentebale charity

Prince Harry will hold a charity fundraising polo match in Singapore on Monday in aid of children in Africa living with HIV and Aids.

Harry, 32, who is on a five-day visit to Singapore and Sydney, will take to the field for the Sentebale Polo Cup in support of his charity of the same name.

Harry spent yesterday at a Muslim-faith led voluntary welfare organisation where he sat down to break the Ramadan fast and remember those killed in Saturday night's terror attack in London
Harry spent yesterday at a Muslim-faith led voluntary welfare organisation where he sat down to break the Ramadan fast and remember those killed in Saturday night’s terror attack in London

The event has become an important annual fundraising event for Sentebale, an organisation which works with children in Lesotho and Botswana who are coming to terms with being HIV positive, have Aids or have lost their parents to the disease.

The polo event, being held at the Singapore polo club, usually features international professional players and talented amateurs.

 

Cathy Ferrier, Sentebale’s chief executive officer, said: ‘Since Sentebale was founded in 2006, the charity has reached thousands of children and young people in Lesotho, and latterly in Botswana, who have been struggling to come to terms with living with HIV by addressing their mental health and wellbeing.

The prince with polo player Nacho Figueras who cut a dashing figure in white trousers teamed with blue suede shoes
The prince with polo player Nacho Figueras who cut a dashing figure in white trousers teamed with blue suede shoes

‘It is our ambition to see a reduction in the number of new HIV infections and Aids-related deaths amongst adolescents in southern Africa, by putting youth first and equipping them with skills and relevant wraparound support that they need to lead healthy, productive lives.’

A 2004 gap year trip to the landlocked African nation of Lesotho inspired the prince to set up his charity two years later with the country’s Prince Seeiso, younger brother of King Letsie III.

Prince Harry, who is dating Suits actress Meghan Markle, is on a five-day visit to Singapore and Australia.
Prince Harry, who is dating Suits actress Meghan Markle, is on a five-day visit to Singapore and Australia.

Their aim was to help youngsters in need and other children who had lost one or both parents to Aids or contracted the disease themselves.

In November 2015 Sentebale opened its £2 million Mamohato Children’s Centre in Lesotho to scale up its Mamohato camps, a residential project providing psychological, social and practical support to children struggling to cope with being HIV positive.

The prince began his visit to Singapore on Sunday when he joined a Muslim community breaking its daily Ramadan fast, at a community centre run by a Muslim-faith led voluntary welfare organisation called Jamiyah Singapore, which provides a range of services from help for recovering addicts to residential homes for young people.

On Wednesday he will celebrate the launch of the Invictus Games in Sydney
On Wednesday he will celebrate the launch of the Invictus Games in Sydney

Their aim was to help youngsters in need and other children who had lost one or both parents to Aids or contracted the disease themselves.

In November 2015 Sentebale opened its £2 million Mamohato Children’s Centre in Lesotho to scale up its Mamohato camps, a residential project providing psychological, social and practical support to children struggling to cope with being HIV positive.

Today's polo game will support Harry's charity Sentebale, for children whose lives have been affected by HIV and Aids in Botswana and Lesotho
Today’s polo game will support Harry’s charity Sentebale, for children whose lives have been affected by HIV and Aids in Botswana and Lesotho

The prince began his visit to Singapore on Sunday when he joined a Muslim community breaking its daily Ramadan fast, at a community centre run by a Muslim-faith led voluntary welfare organisation called Jamiyah Singapore, which provides a range of services from help for recovering addicts to residential homes for young people.

Minutes before the sun went down and the call to prayer was made by an Islamic scholar, Muhammad Rafiuddin Ismail, secretary-general of Jamiyah, said: ‘Our thoughts go out to the families of the victims of the London terror attack last night.’

Prince Harry meets Nacho Figueras Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup. The event usually features international professional players and talented amateurs
Prince Harry meets Nacho Figueras Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup. The event usually features international professional players and talented amateurs

Harry bowed his head as he began speaking and the secretary general added: ‘Let peace and harmony prevail in communities all over the world.’

The royal, 32, looked smart in a stone coloured blazer and white open-necked shirt, which he teamed with a pair of dark chinos
The royal, 32, looked smart in a stone coloured blazer and white open-necked shirt, which he teamed with a pair of dark chinos

Later this week, Harry will arrived in Sydney to attend events to celebrate the city’s hosting of the 2018 Invictus Games, the international sporting competition for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans founded by the prince in 2014.

Prince Harry arrives to take part in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup at the Singapore Polo Club
Prince Harry arrives to take part in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup at the Singapore Polo Club

Source: DAILYMAIL MAILONLINE
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