We’re singing for England !
The England Footballers hosted their first ever Lions & Roses Charity Dinner at The Brewery on Sunday 26th February.
Guests included former England players Gary Neville and Denis Wise as well as JLS, Ray Winstone and Dragons Den Theo Paphitis. The auction raised an estimated £250,000 for the England Footballer Foundations charity partners.
The evening which was hosted by Clive Tyldesley, Ben Shepard and Gabby Roslin and included performances from Ellie Golding and Tinie Tempah and an impromptu performance by JLS.
Speaking at the event Ashley Cole said: “Tinie Tempah was brilliant, it was amazing to see everyone here supporting this event as it is the first time we have organised something like this.”
The auction which included a world exclusive Bentley and lunch with Ellie Goulding saw Ashley Cole bidding against Ray Winstone.
Joe Hart said: “It has been a fantastic evening, it’s great to see everyone support these charities. We want to thank everyone involved in making Lions & Roses happen and for making it such a successful night.”
Simon Brown, Ambassador for Help For Heroes added: “I don’t think people really appreciate how much it means to charities like Help For Heroes to have the support of the England footballers. We cannot thank the players enough for what they have done, not only through donating their match fees but also helping to raise awareness. ”
Stephanie Moore MBE, Bobby Moore Foundation said; “It has been a wonderful evening. An event like this helps raise awareness for all the charities involved and we really appreciate all the support that everyone has given us.”
To date the England team have raised over £2.2 million for charities including Together for short lives (formerly known as Children’s Hospices UK), WellChild, the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK and the Professional Footballers Association charity initiatives. Their current charity partners are Help for Heroes and Cancer Research UK as well their own Outreach programme.