Samia Long Champon looks gorgeous as she joins her husband Sylvain at the Football For Change Gala 2022

Samia Long Champon wears a maxi dress in a chic brown thigh-high slit dress as she joins her stylish husband Sylvain at the Football For Change Gala 2022

Samia Longchampon gave a long show while attending the Football For Change Gala 2022, in partnership with MailOnline at Old Trafford Cricket Ground in Manchester on Thursday.

Actress Cory, 40, slipped in a midi brown dress as she joined her stylish husband Sylvain, 42, on the red carpet.

Samia’s dress flaunted a thigh-high split that peeked at her toned legs, while she completed the look with a pair of block-heeled shoes.

Red carpet: Samia Long Champon, 40, wears a long-form show as she joins her stylish husband Sylvain at the Football For Change Gala 2022 in Manchester on Thursday

Football legend Jamie Carragher leads the charity, which aims to help disadvantaged youth find work and improve their education.

Samia, who plays Maria Connor in the soap, accentuated her sweet features with a hint of makeup and a slick of lip gloss.

She let her blonde locks fall to her shoulders as she wore a selection of gold jewelry.

Lady Leggy: slipped into a figure-hugging brown midi dress with a thigh-high split

Lady Leggy: slipped into a figure-hugging brown midi dress with a thigh-high split

Meanwhile, the French professional snowboarder Sylvain, who married the actress in 2016, wore an elegant dark suit to the event.

He glanced over in a crisp white shirt and navy tie while sporting dark brown boots with his feet.

Football For Change has already raised £350,000 through a celebrity lunch and then dinner at the Titanic Hotel in Liverpool last November. Thursday’s black-tie ceremony aims to raise the bar even higher and bring in another £350,000 for the cause.

Lovebirds: Meanwhile, the French professional snowboarder Sylvain, who in 2016 the actress wore an elegant dark suit to the event

Lovebirds: Meanwhile, the French professional snowboarder Sylvain, who in 2016 the actress wore an elegant dark suit to the event

Football for Change – What is it about?

Football for change It was launched last year by Jamie Carragher, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Conor Coady and Dominic Calvert-Lewin to help young people from socioeconomic backgrounds build a better future.

A major social mobility initiative supported by football stars including Gary Neville, Judd Bellingham, Steven Gerrard, Anthony Gordon, Lucas Moura, Peter Crouch and Alan Shearer. The campaign was also joined by Noel Gallagher ahead of a fantastic fundraising event in Manchester next week.

Liverpool legend and Sky Sports analyst Carragher, co-chair of the FFC, has been a driving force behind the charitable campaign aimed at lifting young people from disadvantaged backgrounds out of poverty while providing life-changing opportunities in education and employment.

Sir Rod Stewart is the sponsor of the initiative.

Since its launch in November last year, Football for Change has raised £350,000 and aims to double that amount at its star-studded fundraiser next week.

Noel Gallagher is the lead performer with his band High Flying Birds, Melanie C and Emeli Sande also provide solo group entertainment.

Vernon Kay hosts while an exclusive pool of money that cannot be bought for live auction has been donated by David Beckham, Formula 1, Robbie Williams, Calvin Harris and BT Sport.

The event will be attended by football legends, business leaders and celebrities sponsored by Swinton Insurance.

SMART SUITS: Football legend Jamie Carragher (left) leads the charity that aims to help disadvantaged youth find work and improve their education (pictured with evening host Vernon Kay)

SMART SUITS: Football legend Jamie Carragher (left) leads the charity that aims to help disadvantaged youth find work and improve their education (pictured with evening host Vernon Kay)

Carragher raided his contact book and put all-stars together to raise money for projects across the country.

Diehard Manchester City fan Noel Gallagher will be the main event at the fancy party and Melanie C and Emily Sandy will also entertain, with the entire show composed by Vernon Kay.

The outing comes after Samia was baffled after she took a selfie by the pool, showing her body cut in half.

Optical illusion: The outing comes after Samia was baffled after she snapped a pool selfie that showed her body cut in half.

Optical illusion: The outing comes after Samia was baffled after she snapped a pool selfie that showed her body cut in half.

She took to Instagram on Saturday to share a bohemian photo from earlier in the summer, in which she can be seen wearing an animal-print bikini top and black bottoms with a straw hat.

However, the lower half of her body was completely separate from the upper half in the photo, and her legs seemed to move away under the water.

She commented on her post: “I should have cared more about GCSE Physics, I should have Googled it..#refracting.”

Refraction is when light travels from air into water, slowing it down and changing its direction slightly, creating the optical illusion seen in a sublime photograph.

In another photo, Samia looks relieved while holding her hands in the air as she walks across a glass-bottomed section of the crystal clear swimming pool she was submerged in during her recent vacation.

Holiday feeling: The actress took to Instagram on Saturday to share a photo bounced from earlier in the summer

Holiday feeling: The actress took to Instagram on Saturday to share a photo bounced from earlier in the summer

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