Actor Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-lee Furness served as co-chairmen at the New Yorkers for Children autumn gala this week (beg16Sep13).

The X-Men star and Furness were joined by Gayle King, Selita Ebanks and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Tuesday (17Sep13) for the event in aid of children in foster care, according to the New York Post's Page Six column.

Jackman says, "I love what New Yorkers for Children does. It's at a grass-roots level, it doesn't throw money here and there, it really looks after kids with what they need emotionally as well as financially."