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Jessie Ware and Ed Sheeran lead the way at star-studded Jamal Edwards Trust Gala

Stepping out: Jessie Ware, 37, showed off her elegant sense of style in a floor-length black dress as she attended the Jamal Edwards Trust gala in London on Tuesday

Jessie Ware showed off her elegant sense of style when she attended the Jamal Edwards Trust Gala in London on Tuesday.

The 37-year-old singer wore a floor-length black dress with a plunging neckline and matching clutch bag.

She was joined at the event by pop star Ed Sheeran, 31, who cut a casual figure in a white T-shirt and a pair of black pants.

Stepping out: Jessie Ware, 37, showed off her elegant sense of style in a floor-length black dress as she attended the Jamal Edwards Trust gala in London on Tuesday

Pals: Ed Sheeran cut a casual figure as he posed arm-in-arm with event host Terry Crews

All stars: Jessie Ware, 37, showed off her elegant sense of style in a floor-length black gown, while Ed Sheeran rocked a casual figure at the Jamal Edwards Trust Gala in London on Tuesday (Ed pictured with the host of the event, Terry Crews)

She completed her look with a pair of white sneakers and the extensive body art on her arm was on full display due to her short sleeves.

Ed was in good spirits as he joked around with event host Terry Crews, 54, who looked dapper in a black tuxedo and matching bow tie.

The American actor wore a crisp white shirt and had a matching pocket square tucked into his jacket.

Strike a pose: Ed, 31, was in good spirits as he joked around with event host Terry Crews, 54, who looked dapper in a black tuxedo and matching bow tie

Strike a pose: Ed, 31, was in good spirits as he joked around with event host Terry Crews, 54, who looked dapper in a black tuxedo and matching bow tie

Elsewhere, songwriter Max Cyrus looked dapper in a brown suit that he paired with a black shirt.

She completed her look by opting for a sleekly polished pair of black pumps.

The late Jamal’s mother, Loose Women regular Brenda Edwards, and her sister Tanisha also posed for photos at the event.

Handsome gentlemen: The American actor was dressed in a crisp white shirt and had a matching pocket square tucked into his jacket

Composer Max Cyrus looked dapper in a brown suit that he paired with a black shirt.

Handsome gentlemen: The American actor wore a crisp white shirt and had a matching pocket square tucked into his jacket, while Max Cyrus looked dapper in a brown suit

Singer Brenda, 53, wore a royal blue pantsuit that she paired with a layered white blouse.

She wore a pair of comfortable white sneakers and accessorized with a dainty chain necklace.

Tanisa wore a blue, black and white mini skirt and matching jacket that she paired with a white top.

Family: The late Jamal's mother, Loose Women regular Brenda Edwards, 53, and her sister Tanisha also posed for photos at the event

Family: The late Jamal’s mother, Loose Women regular Brenda Edwards, 53, and her sister Tanisha also posed for photos at the event

He was wearing a pair of gray and white sneakers with a picture of his brother Jamal on the side.

Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust was created by his family to support the causes that mattered most to Jamal: combating homelessness, supporting those with mental health issues, and providing youth with essential life skills.

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All funds raised from Tuesday’s event will go to support these causes, with the main goal being to give young people the opportunity to thrive in the media industry.

Continuing the work Jamal started, and in partnership with the homeless youth charity Centrepoint, the Trust is developing a scholarship program and return-to-work scheme for young people at risk of homelessness.

It will develop careers and opportunities in media and safe housing to help youth leave homelessness for good.

Music impresario Jamal Edwards died in February of this year of cardiac arrest after a late-night session of cocaine and drinking, according to an investigation heard in August.

Death: Music impresario Jamal Edwards died in February this year of cardiac arrest after a late-night session of cocaine and drinking, an investigation heard in August (pictured in 2014)

Death: Music impresario Jamal Edwards died in February this year of cardiac arrest after a late-night session of cocaine and drinking, an investigation heard in August (pictured in 2014)

Doing Good: The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust was established by his family to support the causes that mattered most to Jamal.

Doing Good: The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust was established by his family to support the causes that mattered most to Jamal.

His heartbroken mother, Brenda, described him as “a beautiful and selfless person” in a statement read at the inquest. Earlier this year, he said he wanted his death to “help spark more conversation about the unpredictability of recreational drugs.”

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Mr Edwards was awarded an MBE in 2014 for services to music and was an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust.

In a statement read at the hearing, Brenda Edwards said: ‘Jamal was a beautiful and selfless person.

Making a difference: Prince William, Prince Harry and Jamal Edwards pose for a Twitter photo Launch of the Queen's Young Leaders Program at Buckingham Palace in 2014

Making a difference: Prince William, Prince Harry and Jamal Edwards pose for a Twitter photo Launch of the Queen’s Young Leaders Program at Buckingham Palace in 2014

‘Since he grew up with his family in Acton, he’s made it his personal mission to open doors for others to walk through.

‘To help people through life, to love and laugh. And most importantly, just make people happy.

She added: ‘Jamal helped so many, working tirelessly to give people a platform.

‘Her charitable work spanned near and far, from working in homeless shelters to giving back to her roots in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

We are so proud of everything Jamal accomplished over the course of his 31 years and how he impacted the lives of others. We miss him dearly.’

Award: Jamal with his Member of the British Empire (MBE), after it was presented to him by the Prince of Wales at an investiture ceremony, at Buckingham Palace in central London in March 2015

Award: Jamal with his Member of the British Empire (MBE), after it was presented to him by the Prince of Wales at an investiture ceremony, at Buckingham Palace in central London in March 2015

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