Leicester’s Mr Motivator has joined the star studded line-up at an upcoming anti-slavery event.
The popular TV personality, who grew up in Leicester, is the latest star to be confirmed for a special anti-slavery event happening in September.
The event, which will also feature Bridgerton star Ruby Barker, The Stranger and the Last Kingdom actor Jacob Dudman, and the X factor and Happy Mondays singer Rowetta, is all in aid of Causeway, the national charity which works with survivors of modern slavery.
It takes place at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery on Thursday, 21 September.
The event, which is open to the public, aims to both fundraise and raise awareness of modern slavery, exploitation and crime reduction. Official government figures revealed that in 2022, nearly 17,000 potential trafficking victims were referred for support from the government’s National Referral Mechanism. However unofficial figures for the UK put the likely number of exploitation victims in the country at over 100,000.
Mr Motivator, real name Derek Evans, said: “Causeway aims to level the playing field for those that society seems to have turned its back on. I believe everyone deserves the opportunity to have a happy, healthy, and successful life. So to draw attention and to create awareness and better understanding of this worthy cause, I am so happy to be attending this year’s fundraising gala evening, so please show your support and join me at this amazing event. Say Yeah!”
Ed Newton, Causeway’s CEO, said: “We are very excited to have Mr Motivator join Ruby Jacob and Rowetta in headlining this very special event. It will be a great evening and isn’t just for existing supporters. We’d love everybody who is passionate about ending modern slavery, exploitation and crime to grab a ticket and come along.”