May 6th, 2010
Well-Suited: Arsenal’s Charity Ball
The Gunners’ World Ball in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and the Arsenal Charitable Trust. Emirates Stadium, Thursday 6 May. Photo courtesy Stuart Macfarlane/Arsenal Football Club
Could it be true, ladies? Is Arsenal’s midfielder and all round mad geezer, Andrey Arshavin, pinning the Kickette Award for total and utter wuvvley to the chest of Cescy Fabregas?
Well, in our dreams, yes he is. But you don’t want to venture in there as it’s too horrifying. Think: if LOST met Gossip Girl with a side of Harrods sale.
Back in the real world, tonight was the night of Arsenal’s Charity Ball at the Emirates Stadium, an event held in aid of UK charity, Great Ormond Street Hospital. The club is hoping to raise £300,000 towards a Lung Function Unit to help kids with cystic fibrosis, cancer and other conditions.
Items on the auction block included dinner with Orlando Bloom (private hotel room for the night sold separately) and a free kick lesson with Cesc Fabregas. Gulp.
Yes. We did think about going. But free champagne followed by dinner with Robin Van Persie & Cescy Fabregas? We feared the worst. You can’t have fighting at a charity gig. You just can’t.
To donate, visit www.beagoonerbeagiver.org.
All photos: Stuart Macfarlane/Arsenal Football Club