Bridgerton and The Stranger stars join forces for South Yorkshire charity event

by | 16 September 2023 | Community Event, Local Charity, Rother

Stars from film, TV and music are flocking to South Yorkshire in September to take part in a very special charity event. Residents of South Yorkshire are encouraged to purchase tickets to go along, support and mingle with the celebrities.

The event is all in aid of Causeway – the national modern slavery and criminal justice charity headquartered in Sheffield. The Fundraising Gala Evening takes place at Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery on Thursday 21st September.

Bridgerton star Ruby Barker – who plays Marina Thompson in the hit Netflix series – will be delivering the welcome address at the event. Actor Jacob Dudman – whose starring roles include Thomas Price in The Stranger and Osbert in The Last Kingdom – will be the after-dinner speaker. Additionally, Happy Mondays singer and former The X Factor contestant Rowetta will be performing live.

The event aims to both fundraise and raise awareness of modern slavery and cycles of exploitation and crime. As well as speeches by Ruby and Jacob and the live performance from Rowetta – the evening features a drinks reception, three course dinner and special panel discussion featuring experts in the fields of exploitation.

Ruby Barker said: “It is so important that all of us support and elevate voices of marginalised and vulnerable people. Causeway are a charity at the forefront of doing this, and so I’m honoured to be attending their gala event and delivering the welcome address. It will be a fantastic and fun-filled evening. However, it will also be an important opportunity for people to come and support Causeway as they work towards a world without exploitation.”

Ed Newton, Causeway’s CEO, said: “We are very excited to have Ruby, Jacob and Rowetta 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 buy a ticket and come along.”

Tickets to the event are open to the public and can be purchased by visiting or by emailing