The Marvin Sordell Foundation will host their first fundraising dinner in a fight against human trafficking.
England U21 international Sordell launched his charity after reading the novel Trafficked by Sophie Hayes, which tells the true story about a young British girl who goes through the trauma of human trafficking.
Inspired to make a difference, Sordell launched his own foundation with the aim to help raise awareness of human trafficking and support survivors get their lives back on track.
“Trafficked wasn’t an easy ready and as sad as Sophie’s story is, it’s motivating to see how she’s been able to gradually turn her life around,” said the Bolton striker.
“I think the saddest thing is, is that she could be anyone – my mother, my sister, my best friend.
“There are many different forms of trafficking and few people realise just how much modern day slavery takes place in the UK.
“With help from those around me, I set up the Marvin Sordell Foundation at the start of the year to support a handful of initiatives, which includes Sophie Hayes; I am Sophie initiative and Sport for Freedom – both working to get people to engage with key issues surrounding human trafficking.”
For more information about the Marvin Sordell Foundation and next month’s event, please visit: http://www.marvinsordell.co.uk/foundation.html
Performances on the night include Ooberfuse as well as the cast of West End musical Les Miserables. Plus a musical headline act is to be announced.