David Croft

A combination of life, karate, cooking and disability

  • Jack Nowell gets a copy of Food for Thought!

    Cornish born and bred rugby player Jack Nowell was recently given a copy of Food for Thought at a rugby evening held at St Austell Rugby Club. Jack currently plays for the Exeter Chiefs along with being a regular England team player. He was also selected to play for the British Lions in 2017. Exeter Chief players Gareth Steenson and Thomas ‘The Tank’ Waldron also attended the evening. In turn a book swap was done with the players who kindly gave a signed a copy of the ‘The Road to Glory – Inside Story’. The book highlights the amazing achievements of the Exeter Chiefs since they entered rugby’s Premiership. The book will now be used to support a charity event in aid of the industry charity Hospitality Action.

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  • The Spinal Injuries Association mentions Food for Thought in its latest addition of Forward magazine…

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  • David Croft wins Gold in the Unsung Hero category at the South West Tourism Awards

    Records tumbled at the annual South West Tourism Excellence Awards finale, as 10 months of work culminated in the presentation of 135 trophies to the South West’s leading tourism businesses. Held in the brand new Lansdown Suite of Ashton Gate Stadium in Bristol, it was the biggest ever regional gathering of South West tourism businesses, with 135 different awards presented following a rigorous judging process.

    Amongst the winners was an Outstanding Contribution award given to Graham Grose, Owner of Thurlestone Hotel, and Harry Murray MBE, Chairman of Lucknam Park, both for their service to and their lobbying on behalf of the region’s top industry. David Croft received Gold in the Unsung Hero Award for his services to Charity, Hospitality and Tourism with the awards event hosted by ITV news presenter Kylie Pentelow

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  • David Croft gets prestigious Cornwall Tourism Award

    At a ceremony held at the Headland Hotel in Newquay, one of the hotels where David Croft used to work prior to his accident David was honoured with the 'Unsung Hero' Award. The Award was in recognition of all the hard work done over the years in changing attitudes to help disabled people within the hospitality, travel and tourism industries. David can be seen in the photo below receiving his Award from a representative of South West Water. The Award was earlier mentioned by touching accolades from the compere's for the evening namely Sir Tim Rice and Daphne Skinnard of BBC Radio Cornwall. David's Award will also now be fast tracked into the South West Tourism Awards in February.

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  • Jenny Agutter enjoys reading Food for Thought!

    Television and film star Jenny Agutter recently received a copy of Food for Thought at a charity event in aid of the children’s charity CHICKS, which was held at RAF St Mawgan near Newquay, Cornwall. The evening amongst other things consisted of a filming of ‘The Eagle has Landed’, which was filmed in and around Cornwall and also at RAF St Mawgan with Jenny starring in a leading role. Coincidently, David Croft was working at a hotel in Newquay when all the filming took place. Similarly, his late Father was a Squadron Leader at RAF St Mawgan.

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