Didier Drogba hosts celebrity packed Charity Ball to raise money for mobile clinics in Cote d’Ivoire

Chelsea FC star Didier Drogba threw a gala dinner for his charity the Didier Drogba Foundation. The event which drew some of the biggest names in football including Thiery Henry, Gary Cahill and Jarmain Dafoe took place at the Dorchester in Mayfair on Saturday night right after the Man United/ Chelsea Match. American singer Christina Milian performed for guests at the dinner attended by the likes of Hollywood actor Djimon Honsou, Fuse ODG and presenter Ayden of French TV channel Be Black who co hosted the show with Sarah Jane Crawford.

The Didier Drogba foundation was set up by the footballer to raise money for disadvantaged communities in his native country Cote d’Ivoire. Guests wanting to attend the ball were allowed to bid for a chance to sit at the same table with the likes of Thiery Henry, while those lucky enough to attend bid for items in the auction which ranged from exclusive football memorabilia to a private party in Ibiza with Calvin Harris. All the profits raised go towards paying for education for less privileged kids as well as building mobile clinics in the East African country.

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Christina Milian chilling with Fuse and Djimon. Photo: Christina milian/Instagram

 

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Abischek Bachanan. Photo: Twitter/Abichek Bachanan

 

Gary Cahill and Thiery Henry. Photo: Thiery henry/Twitter

Gary Cahill and Thiery Henry. Photo: Thiery henry/Twitter

Some of the lot up for auction. Photo courtesy: Kayflawless PR

Some of the lot up for auction. Photo courtesy: Kayflawless PR

French star Ayden Prod (left). photo courtesy: KayFlawless PR

French star Ayden Prod (left) was on hand to host the show. Photo courtesy: KayFlawless PR

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Drogbas Mum

Ayden Prod and Karine Laudort of KayFlawless PR. Photo: KayFlawless PR

Ayden Prod and Karine Laudort of KayFlawless PR. Photo: KayFlawless PR

Pauline Long with Didier Drogba. Photo: Pauline Long/Twitter

Pauline Long with Didier Drogba. Photo: Pauline Long/Twitter

TV presenter Pauline Long with Thiery Henry. Photo: Pauline Long/Twitter

TV presenter Pauline Long with Thiery Henry. Photo: Pauline Long/Twitter

African brothers. Fuse ODG and Didier Drogba pose for a selfie. Photo: Didier Drogba/Instagram

African brothers. Fuse ODG and Didier Drogba pose for a selfie. Photo: Didier Drogba/Instagram

William Gallas and Wife. Photo: SDK/Daily Mail

William Gallas and Wife. Photo: SCK/Daily Mail

Wretch 32, Estelle and Henry. Photo: SDK/Daily Mail

Wretch 32, Estelle and Drogba. Photo: SCK/Daily Mail

Ashley Cole. Photo: SDK/Daily Mail

Ashley Cole. Photo: SCK/Daily Mail

 

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