By Ayyaz Malik
When one thinks of professional footballers one naturally thinks of prima donnas, money grabbers and overall ‘arrogant’ individuals . I say this due to the money that football deals with and the weekly wage of top players – as well as the the perception footballers don’t connect with the ‘real world’ – but at the Human Appeal charity event in London many footballers were in attendance to show their support for the charity event on Monday 25th May.
The event which was part organised by former Chelsea striker Demba Ba was in aid of ‘Empire of the Children Project’ in support of Senegal’s street children.
Also in attendance were many Chelsea stars such as Eden Hazard, John Terry and Branislav Ivanovic who earlier in the day took part in the open top bus parade as part of their title winning celebrations. Former Chelsea star Samuel Etoo was in attendance as well as Diomansy Kamara once of Fulham and forgotten Arsenal man Abou Diaby.
An audience of 600 were in attendance to see Chelsea shirts signed and put to auction. The event which was held at the Marriott Hotel managed to raise £300,000 for the ’empire of the children project’. There were speeches from Demba Ba amongst others as many gathered and united to donate to a noble cause.
A great night at the Marriott Hotel for football and footballers.