The Arsenal Foundation will celebrate a successful first year on Wednesday, May 8 when Emirates Stadium plays host to The Arsenal Foundation Ball.

Hosted by popular comedian and Arsenal fan Matt Lucas and attended by the Arsenal manager, first team squad and Arsenal legends, the Ball promises to be a spectacular occasion celebrating the work of the The Arsenal Foundation – the Club’s charity that aims to transform the lives of young people in the UK and overseas through a range of education and sport initiatives, including those of global charity partner Save the Children.

With a menu designed by Michelin-starred chef, Raymond Blanc, and live entertainment provided by star of The Voice, Tyler James, X Factor sensation, Jahmene Douglas and The London Essentials, the night is set to be one to remember.

A limited number of table packages remain available for the night – Premium packages which include a champagne reception with Arsène Wenger and his team in the exclusive WM Club, followed by a three course dinner are priced at £7,000. Player packages which include the additional luxury of two players on your table for dessert are priced at £10,000. Individual places are also available.

A range of unique auction lots will also be available on the night, including a one-on-one midfield masterclass with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, a framed and signed shirt from the 2003/04 ‘Invincibles’ squad and a pair of running spikes signed by Gunners fan and double Olympic gold medalist Mo Farah. All proceeds from the evening will directly support the work of The Arsenal Foundation.

Last year’s event raised in excess of £250,000, which has been used to help deliver even more Arsenal projects to motivate and inspire young people in both the local and global community.

To find out more about some of the projects that The Arsenal Foundation supports, click here

For more details and ticket information about The Arsenal Foundation Ball 2013, please email mlederer@arsenal.co.uk

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