Officers from Scotland’s senior regiment took part in an exhibition polo match in Perthshire this weekend to raise thousands for wounded, injured and sick veterans.
The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards took on the prestigious St Andrews University Polo Club at an annual fundraiser organised by the students at Errol Park, Perthshire.
The event, a team-up with the Help for Heroes charity, has been running for more than a decade.
Saturday’s fund-raiser looked set to smash the £16,000 total raised at the 2017 event.
It is the largest polo tournament in Scotland, with over 10 teams from across the UK taking part and around 1,200 attending.
Student organiser Quinn Masterson said: “Since the St Andrews Charity Polo Tournament’s revitalisation in 2015, we as an organisation have been proud of our steady partnership with Help for Heroes.
“Each year presents a new opportunity to not only give to such an important cause, but also to give the charity a new platform to spread their message. It can’t be said enough the contribution these men and women give to the UK — we’re just proud to help in any way we can.”
Ailsa Alcock, Help for Heroes’ income manager for Scotland, added: “Help for Heroes is hugely grateful to St Andrews University and all those involved in the Polo Tournament for everything they have done to support the Charity.
“We rely heavily on the generous donations raised which directly helps rebuild lives. We’d like to thank everyone who has donated and helped support our beneficiaries and hopefully everyone had lots of fun at the event.”
As well as enjoying the tournament, hundreds of spectators enjoyed photo opportunities with the Help for Heroes mascot, and a variety of food stalls.
Help for Heroes was launched in 2007 to help provide better facilities for UK servicemen and women who have been wounded or injured in the line of duty.
It was founded by Bryn Parry OBE and his wife Emma Parry OBE after they visited soldiers at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham.