Chelsea FC Footballers John Terry, Didier Drogba, Joe Cole and Ashley Cole

Where: Dorchester Hotel, London
Joanne Black Style: blackless Alaia bodycon dress, Sergio Rossi heels, and a Chanel bag

Charity bashes don’t come much more star-studded than this. Looking every inch the football star – dressed in a black tux and a trendy skinny tie – Didier Drogba opened the doors of The Dorchester to a whole range of celebrities from both on and off the field to raise money for the building of a hospital in Ivory Coast.

Footballers Joe and Ashley Cole, John Terry, Claude Makelele and rugby star Danny Cipriani joined a whole host of stars to enjoy a night of live entertainment from The Brand New Heavies and JLS, great dancing (from none other than Akon who kept me on the dance floor all night) and auctioning of top prizes – including a style session with me!


Didier & Akon on the dancefloor ©Richard Young/ The Didier Drogba Foundation

This wasn’t just a night about sexy celeb spotting or short and edgy cocktail dresses – the fashionista style for the evening. Didier Drogba gave an emotional and passionate speech about the need for a new hospital in Abidjan, his home city, to help those suffering from Leukaemia. His story about a friend who died because he couldn’t travel to get treatment led to more than £500,000 being donated in support of the cause. Not bad for a night on the town.