Sean Paul rocks Chain of Hope Gala Ball
Grammy Award-winning international dancehall-reggae superstar Sean Paul wowed guests at the Chain of Hope 15th Annual Gala Ball in London last Friday.
The Gala Ball, which is Chain of Hope's main fundraiser, amassed £2.8 million to help the charity carry out its work treating children with heart disease in war-torn and developing countries.
Sean Paul, who is currently on tour in Europe, was the guest performer at the star-studded event at the beautiful Grosvenor House in London, with guests including Chain of Hope's founder and president, Professor Sir Magdi Yacoub, TV host, Piers Morgan, IBO super-middleweight boxer Chris Eubank Jr, actor Rupert Everett, Arsenal football legend Robert Pires, and Jamaica-born socialite Lady Colin Campbell.
Sean Paul said he was happy to be invited to perform for the charity and fully supports the tremendous work it does, especially for children in Jamaica.
"Thank you for all you do for children in Jamaica at the Bustamante Hospital. You guys are saving so many lives," Sean Paul said during a break in his live performance, which had the more than 900 guests on the dance floor.
During the event, the charity auctioned a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for a winner to play a five-a-side match against a team of superstars, including Usain Bolt and legendary Arsenal FC stars, including Olivier Giroud and Pires. The match will take place on the Arsenal Hub at the Emirates Stadium at a date to be announced.
Chain of Hope has been working in Jamaica to help children with heart disease since 1996. It has collaborated closely with local partners, including the Shaggy Make A Difference Foundation and the Usain Bolt Foundation, as well as with international entities such as Rotary International.
It has worked with these partners and others in establishing a dedicated cardiac service for the Caribbean at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in Kingston, which is due to be opened soon.