Sky Sports commentator Crofty to host Letchworth fundraiser that will help in fight against human trafficking

David Croft in the commentary box for Sky Sports

David Croft in the commentary box for Sky Sports - Credit: Archant

A Formula One commentator for Sky Sports will host an evening of fun and entertainment to raise funds for a cause which works to rescue victims of human trafficking.

David Croft – known as Crofty to fans of the motorsport – will be behind the mic for the fundraiser at The Broadway Hotel in Letchworth on Friday, October 17.

Organised by Letchworth Garden City Church, the Hope for Herts event will support of the work of Hope for Justice – which identifies, rescues and cares for victims of human trafficking in the UK, US and Cambodia.

So far, Hope for Justice has helped 210 victims of trafficking since 2011 and in 2013, 23 per cent of those saved were children with the youngest being just three months old.

The charity has already trained more than 770 people on the frontline during 2014, teaching them to spot the signs of trafficking and work with the victims.

Leader of Letchworth Garden City Church Dominic De Souza said: “Together in our town we can stand up against modern day slavery and do our part in seeing it eradicated. All proceeds from the night will go towards the fantastic work of Hope for Justice.”

Along with Crofty – who started his journalism career as a sports reporter with the Comet and grew up in Stevenage – the evening will include a live band, big prize auction, raffles and a dinner.

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Tickets for the charity gala, which starts at 7pm at the church in Icknield Way, cost £30.

Call 01462 480126 to book and for more information visit