Chris Gayle had to say "It's a great evening, very thankful for the turnout, the support and all who contributed. It's a wonderful evening and a worthy cause as well. Just so thankful and overwhelmed everything has gone according to plan and we've managed to raise some money.'
The Chris Gayle Foundation dinner was thrown in aid of that, raising over £60,000 from the auction alone, the event was a massive sucess with the cricketing likes of Michael Clarke, Dwayne Bravo and of course the man himself Chris Gayle making an appearance.
Piers Morgan was on hand to interview Chris, much to the amusement of the crowd, as party games, auctions and festivites spread around the room, as everyone enjoyed thereselves, and most importantly helped a very worthy cause.
The primary function of the Chris Gayle Foundation is to continue its academy. The Chris Gayle Academy works with 20 young people, aged 16-22 who fulfil criteria based social, educational (behavioural) or economic circumstances. The academy cohort undertakes a year long programme of personal development and employability training inspired by physical activity and belonging within a cricket team.