Rock 'n' Horsepower at Hurtwood

rockCharity event in aid of Prostate Cancer sees rock legends gather for polo

Kenney Jones’ annual event for charity, was this year held on 13 June, and saw an incredible line-up gather at Hurtwood Park Polo Club to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK’s movement for men, Men United.

Several thousand people attended the event and enjoyed the line-up, which included Simply Red’s Mick Hucknall, Procol Harum, Lisa Stansfield, Andy Fairweather Low, Nik Kershaw and Steve Harley, as well as raising awareness of the disease, which kills over 10,000 men in the UK every year. The stars paid tribute to their friend, the seventies glam-rock singer, Alvin Stardust, who lost his own fight to prostate cancer last October.

The main polo event was a charity match between Clogau Wales Polo Team and the Shoreline/Cuervos Negros Team. An exciting match with excellent play resulted in a 7-4 win for the Welsh team. Aside from the music and sport, entertainment for the crowds came in the form of a funfair, and also a chance to eye up Classic Alfa Romeo cars, which lined the perimeter of the polo field. There was also a charity auction in the evening where artwork was donated to raise money for the cause.

Kenney Jones, drummer from the Small Face, Faces and The Who, organised the event after his own battle with prostate cancer, “It’s my way of saying thank you to the Charity for all they do to make people aware of the fact that if diagnosed early enough treatment can work.”

Photograph: Presentation of the prizes at Rock ‘n’ Horsepower. By John Periam