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Prince Harry, Prince Seeiso launching Sentebale Polo Cup – coming to Barbados in January

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso focus on children as HIV/Aids ravages Lesotho

Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso are coming to Apes Hill Polo Club in Barbados on Sunday 31st January 2010 for the first Sentebale Polo Cup.

Prince Harry will play for the Sentebale team in the match to raise money for Lesotho’s orphans, abused, disabled, ill and most vulnerable children.

“Prince Seeiso and I are incredibly proud of what Sentebale has achieved. But HIV and AIDS are killing more people every year, and poverty and drought afflict many more people than we currently are able to help. The situation is critical. It is the children who are suffering the most from this crisis. Without help, the future of this beautiful country and its unique people is very bleak. We believe Sentebale can change this.”

from a December 18, 2009 story posted on the Prince of Wales’ official website

Life expectancy in Lesotho has plummeted to 34 years

Have a look at the video above, and you can also check out the following website for more information…

Sentebale.org

Our mission is to transform the lives of Lesotho’s orphans and vulnerable children. Sentebale was founded by Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso to help the forgotten victims of poverty and of the HIV/Aids epidemic ravaging this kingdom.

Sentebale is a new charity with a new approach. We combine thoughtful aid giving with effective businesslike methods. We are committed to the long term funding and support of small but dynamic organisations in Lesotho that are really making a difference in their communities.

Lesotho is fighting for survival. Nearly one third of Lesotho’s people are infected with HIV/AIDS – the third highest rate in the world. There are an estimated 400,000 orphans and vulnerable children in a country of 1.8 million. Life expectancy has plummeted to 34 years.

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Mass Death of 21 Venezuelan Polo Horses – U.S. Open Polo Tournament in Wellington Florida

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The world’s polo communities are talking about nothing else today after 21 horses from the Venezuelan Lechuza Caracas polo team died on the field and in the barn at the US Open Polo Tournament in Wellington, Florida. Several agencies are investigating what might be the largest poisoning of its kind in the history of equine sports. Could it have been accidental through contaminated food or medicine… or perhaps something more sinister?

Whatever the cause, until more is known this incident should have polo, jumping and race horse owners thinking about security of the animals and their feeds and medicines.

SunSentinel.com: PBSO and state investigations launched in deaths of 21 horses in Wellington

PalmBeachPost.com: Cause of 21 polo horses’ deaths could take days, weeks to determine

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