A new sport facility will be built at a school for children with learning difficulties with money raised from Troy Deeney's first gala dinner for his foundation.

More than 100 guests attended the Troy Deeney Foundation event at The Grove in Chandler's Cross, held last night after a day of golf at the complex.

Deeney was joined by a host of celebrities including former Arsenal striker Ian Wright, Steven Finn, Tom Cleverley and Marvin Humes on Wednesday night.

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The foundatoin has now raised the £40,000 needed to build a multi-purpose sports area for the children at Garston Manor School.

Speaking at the event, Deeney said: "Stacey and I have always felt that there is more we can do to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

"We therefore launched the Troy Deeney Foundation in February to raise money for good causes and projects close to our heart.

"We were lucky enough to visit Garston Manor School earlier in the year and were blown away by the passion of the teachers and the energy of the kids.

"The school already has some fantastic facilities but playing football with the pupils on a hard gravel pitch meant they couldn't blow off steam in a safe, enjoyable environment.

"Through todays event we hope to raise enough money to provide the school with a new multi-purpose sports court to replace the gravel.

"There were some very good little footballers there, and with this new facility I’m worried they will give me a run for my money when I go back for a re-match."

Auction prizes at the dinner included ringside tickets to Joshua v Klitschko, backstage tickets to see Elton John in London and a Sky Sports Experience at the British Masters.

The West Watford Golf Society also donated £3,000 to the foundation

Handing over a cheque, captain Paul Glover said 120 members raised the money at an event in December.

The Watford captain launched the Foundation in February to raise money for local projects close to his and his wife’s heart.

Along with starting a just giving page, Troy and Stacey both donated 20 microwaves to the school on a previous visit.

The pair will be doing the Gung-Ho 5k run in Birmingham in May.

To donate to the Troy Deeney Foundation’s fund go to justgiving.com/crowdfunding/Troy-Deeney-Foundation