Driv­ing the polo ac­tion

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - STREET WATCH -

THERE was no wip­ing the smile off Steve Mum­mery’s face as he drove a brand new Bent­ley con­vert­ible GTC V8 S through Kings Park.

The Telethon chief ex­ec­u­tive said it was the first – and pos­si­bly last – time he would drive a $600,000 car.

“It feels mag­nif­i­cent. You can feel the rum­ble of the V8 with the roof down and I’m just dy­ing to plant my foot,” he said.

Bent­ley is the new nam­ing rights spon­sor of the 2017 Polo in the Val­ley, which has raised more than $700,000 for Telethon and the Burswood-based Youth Fo­cus over the past seven years.

Mr Mum­mery said the money was dis­trib­uted be­tween Youth Fo­cus and more than 40 char­i­ties un­der Telethon.

“Most im­por­tantly, it’s kept in WA,” he said.

Youth Fo­cus chief ex­ec­u­tive Fiona Kalaf said money raised each year at Polo in the Val­ley made a huge dif­fer­ence to ther­apy ser­vices avail­able to 12-25-yearolds.

“But there’s more than just the fundrais­ing,” Ms Kalaf said.

Ex­clu­sive tick­ets to watch the event from the fully-catered Youth Fo­cus pav­il­ion are avail­able.

Con­tact Youth Fo­cus for de­tails.

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