H.M. The Queen Attends GCC Polo Cup in Aid of Global Water Crisis

By Bmg Foundation, PRNE
Saturday, June 18, 2011

LONDON, June 19, 2011 -

BMG Foundation
Calls on International Business Community to Follow Her Majesty’s
Lead in Backing the Our Water, Our Life Campaign

H.M. The Queen attended the 2011 GCC Polo Cup as a special guest
of the Saudi Royal Family and The BMG Foundation to promote the
conservation of water across the Middle East and Africa.

The GCC Polo Cup is an annual charity tournament held in Guards
Polo Club, Windsor, UK, the proceeds from which are donated to
international environmental and humanitarian causes. The event is
hosted by the BMG Foundation as a global appeal to businesses and
merchant families for their support. H.M. The Queen and Prince
Turki Bin Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, son of the Saudi King
attended the event as ambassadors for the Our Water, Our

The BMG Foundation, an international CSR organisation, recently
launched the Our Water, Our Life campaign to raise awareness
of the water scarcity crisis affecting the Middle East where
37.7 million Arabs have no access to clean water. According
to recent UN figures, 40% of the world population do not have
access to proper water sanitation
which causes an estimated
4,900 children to die every day from diarrhoea.

Chairman and Founder of the BMG Foundation, Basil Al-Ghalayini

“The scarcity of water is an increasing global concern and one
which is particularly close to my heart. We launched the Our
Water, Our Life
campaign to increase awareness of the plight
that faces our global community. We must encourage people to change
their bad habits, and take collective action and responsibility for
water conservation - we must act now.

“Water is a key natural resource and one that should be readily
available for all, and not be merely reserved for the

The Our Water, Our Life campaign has raised tens of thousands of
pounds during the initial phase of the initiative.

Notes to editors:-

About the GCC Polo Cup:

The GCC Polo Cup is an annual charity polo tournament hosted by
The BMG Foundation. The charity tournament, held in Windsor, is
attended by a varied list of guests - ranging from Royalty and
captains of industry to heads of merchant families - to raise money
in aid of global causes.  The GCC Polo Cup 2011 was held on
Wednesday 15th June 2011.

On a global level, King Abdullah’s participation in
international diplomacy reflects the Kingdom’s leadership role in
defense of Arab and Islamic issues and for the achievement of world
peace, stability and security. He has taken a leading role in
promoting dialogue among the world’s leading faiths.

The GCC Cup is set in an equestrian based environment, and
throughout his life, King Abdullah has retained a love of
horsemanship. He is a breeder of pure Arabian horses and founder of
the equestrian club in Saudi Arabia. The BMG Foundation honourably
named its 15th anniversary celebration in the name of
King Abdullah.

About the BMG Foundation


The BMG Foundation is a humanitarian organisation founded by
Basil Al- Ghalayini, Chairman and CEO of BMG Financial Advisors
Group. The Foundation tackles global humanitarian issues, whilst
promoting common values between East and West. Since its inception
14 years ago, the NGO has dedicated its resources to serving the
less fortunate and has supported several causes that assist the

Previous recipients of donations from
The BMG Foundation:

  • The Prince’s Trust, United Kingdom
  • St Luke’s Hospice, United Kingdom
  • The Disabled Children’s Association, Saudi Arabia
  • The Prince Sultan Bin Abdul Aziz Fund for Supporting Small
    Business Projects for Women, Saudi Arabia
  • NAAM Group, Saudi Arabia
  • The Friends of the Disabled Association,  Lebanon
  • The Graham Layton Trust in partnership with Rahmatulla
    Benevolent Trust, Pakistan
  • The Barakat Trust, United Kingdom
  • The Joseph Weld and Trimer Hospice, United Kingdom
  • The Council of Arab-British Understanding, United Kingdom

Lyndon Adade, ladade at bell-pottinger.co.uk,
+44-(0)207-861- 2429

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