The game of Polo is a great sport to showcase philanthropy at its best by bring attention to deserving causes like Sentebale. The power of the game meets the power of giving, and that power is amplified when people who use the adjective royal alongside their names are involved. No question about it philanthropy can save lives, help the environment and in general make the world a better, safer place.
Sentebale is a charity set up in April 2006 by Prince Seeiso of Lesotho and the Prince Harry of Wales, the younger son of Diana, Princess of Wales and Charles, Prince of Wales, to help vulnerable children and young people in Lesotho, particularly those who have been orphaned as a result of HIV and AIDS. The new organization was a step in Prince Harry’s pledge to continue his mother’s work with disadvantaged children. Prince Seeiso’s mother, Queen Mamohato, a much-loved figure in her country, had died in 2003. Harry told the Concert for Diana website: “Sentebale means ‘forget me not’. We chose the name as a memorial to the charity work of our own mothers, as well as a reminder to us all not to forget Lesotho or its children.”
Lesotho Coat of Arms
Sentebale is a charity registered in the UK, and with its chief executive in the UK, but carries out its charitable work in Lesotho.
The charity is one of the beneficiaries of proceeds from a July 1, 2007 Concert for Diana in the United Kingdom, organized by Prince Harry and his brother Prince William to celebrate their mother’s life and commemorate her achievements on what would have been her 46th birthday. However most of Sentebale’s initial funds came from taking over the British Red Cross Lesotho Fund, raised by public appeal.
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