13 January, 2017

Idris Elba is raising money for charity ‘W.E. Can Lead’ by offering the unique chance to spend an evening with him, which he says will involve some alone time with him as well as cocktails and champagne.

The British actor has a Sierra Leonean father and is auctioning off a valentine’s day date with himself to raise money for the charity which “helps schoolgirls in Sierra Leone become a new generation of dynamic female leaders”.

The lucky winner of the valentine’s date will be allowed to order whatever they want to eat at one of Elba’s favourite restaurants and the ‘Luther’ star states that, “For dessert, you can have whatever you want. “And I mean whatever you want”.

The founder of W.E. Can Lead, Isha Sesay, expressed that Elba was a “good sport” for being involved and that the response to the campaign had so far been overwhelming with many of the bidding options already sold out.

“Idris and I were messaging earlier on and I said, ‘I think we may have a female stampede on our hands,'” she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation in a telephone interview.

Elba is building an impressive resume, appearing in American Gangster, Thor, Prometheus and Star Trek Beyond to name a few and is tipped as one of the favourites to become the next James Bond.

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