Jamaican Bolt hosts gala dinner in London
He may be the fastest man in the World but even champions sometimes have their off days. We’re not entirely sure what was bothering Usain because when he exited his central London Hotel he was all smiles. That was not the case 15 minutes later.
Arriving at the event the Jamaican legend reportedly brushed aside fans wanting autographs and was less than responsive to some media requests.
Half an hour later Usain was back to his best and was happy to pose for pictures with his good friend and former athlete Colin Jackson. The Zeitz Foundation ambassador Bolt was in London to host a fundraising gala at the ZSL London Zoo for the Zeitz Foundation and Zoological Society of London.
Funds raised were to support the Zeitz Foundation’s efforts to protect habitats and ecosystems around the world and ZSL’s efforts to conserve cheetah and African wild dogs and the landscapes they inhabit.
VIP Guests included Stella McCartney and her husband Alasdhair Willis, Ozwald Boteng, Colin Jackson and Tamsin Egerton.
Celebs in the city
AVON and Women’s Aid Empowering Women Awards: Celebs including TV personality and recording artist Alesha Dixon attend the AVON and Women’s Aid Empowering Women Awards at Claridges Hotel in London.
The AVON and Women’s Aid Empowering Women Awards celebrates the bravery of women who have experienced, or fought against domestic violence.
Other guests included actress Caroline Caroline Chikezie and X Factor hopeful Jahmene Douglass.