On the 5th April 2019, I attended the Global Gift Gala hosted the Football For Peace Initiative Dinner at the Corinthia Hotel in London.

It was a truly spectacular evening featuring performances, dinner and a highly amusing auction for the charity. With Eva Longoria behind the Global Gift, it’s a fantastic initiative that I really admire and felt honoured to be invited to attend. Each Global Gift event is unique and empowering, such as the event I attended in Madrid last year.

At the dinner, I was lucky enough to sit next to Hayley McQueen, a top sports presenter and someone who I have huge admiration for. Hayley has interviewed me before so it was not long before we hit it off and spent the night dancing to the music provided by DJs Lara Fraser and Laura Pradesca. To have two female DJs was great for female empowerment, too!

Hayley McQueen’s outfit was so beautiful

Football for Peace is an amazing charity which aims to bring people together through football and promote equality and peace between communities – much like the work I do at The Justin Fashanu Foundation. Black Heart Label was founded in honour of The Justin Fashanu Foundation and 5% of all profits go towards it. For me, to be able to attend this event and see other charities and initiatives working hard to use football for the good was hugely meaningful.

The dinner was delicious!
Melody Thornton was so friendly!

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