John Utaka foundation
5/10/2012 12:44:39 PM -
John Utaka Foundation was launched at Hilton Hotel, London, Paddington on 6th May 2012. The fundraising event was for the mentally and physically disabled children in Africa.
The event was hosted by Fatima Jabbe, a BEFFTA winning actress and event's organiser. Fatima was supported by Multi award winning Theodora Ibekwe (founder of Miss Elegant International and a Nollywood Actress)
John Utaka was supported by fellow footballers such as Danny Shittu and the Sodje brothers. The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) Chairman and General Julius Maada Bio (rtd) Sierra Leonean presidential aspirant were also in attendance.
John Utaka in his keynote speech said that the 'foundation is a long term project that I guide close to my heart' which meant so much to him to be able to give back to society.
The red carpet event was attended by personalities such as Miss Nigeria UK, May7ven who entertained with her top selling single. Alexander Amosu (OK Nigeria), Danny Shittu, Nollywood actor -bob Manuel Udokwu,Ex Nig International-Efe sodje,The chairman of the sodje sports foundation-steve sodje,Nottingham forest defender-sam sodje,mark wright of bbc1 sports, Akin Salami,Tosh mag and TV publisher- Shoggy Tosh, Mrs Ijeoma Udechukwu,Miss Tutu of tutu baloons,Miss Theodora Ibekwe,Fatima Jabbe, Michael Djaba,Usma Abubakar,
The fundraising dinner include auctions for Arik and Virgin flight tickets to Nigeria and Ghana, overnight at Ghyll Manor Hotel. Barclays Bank donated the sum of £1,500 that MC MARK a comedian based in the uk was the compere on the night towards the foundations cause.
CHAIRMAN NIG FOOTBALL ASS AND FATIMA
FATIMA @ JOHN U
JOHN AND BARCLAYS BANK STAFF PRESNTING Ã‚Â£1,500 CHEQUE
JOHN AND JULIUS MAADA BIO PRESIDENTIAL ASPIRANT SIERRA LEONE
JOHN AND SKY SPORTS
THEO @ UTAKA FOUNDATION , SYNC PHOTOS
THEO @JOHN UTAKA