"Life-changing Opportunity" Appeal
Updated: Apr 14
Are you able to help us make a potentially life-changing or even life-saving impact on someone else’s life?
At Gambling Harm UK, we are working to increase awareness of gambling harm. We recognise some people can gamble without harm, but for those where gambling leads to harm, the impact can be devastating to their lives. Both to the person who gambles and to their families and friends around them. Data indicates that at least 10% of the population is affected directly or indirectly by gambling harm.
For us to continue to deliver our programme of work, we require funding to meet our costs. Like any charity, we depend on people’s goodwill and support.
Our work includes the following:
· Educating young people, students, healthcare, and other professionals.
· Raising awareness in corporate organisations.
· Gambling harm research efforts.
We aim to be independent, and raising funds via donations is an essential part of being able to do this.
As CEO, I have decided to launch our “Life-changing Opportunity” appeal. We aim to raise £125,000 to cover the charity’s costs from 1st August 2023 to 30th July 2024. Our donation link can be accessed at https://www.gofundme.com/f/dzyc74-a-lifechanging-opportunity
Funds raised will be spent on our educational awareness raising and research activities. Examples of our work over the last twelve months include delivering awareness sessions to almost 5000 young people, and developing and delivering the first-of-its-kind medical students upskilling programme focused on gambling disorder achieved with the support of the Anglia Ruskin University School of Medicine.
I appreciate times are financially challenging, and some people who may want to donate will be unable to. We understand that. If you are in that situation but would still like to help, you can share our appeal with others.
If you receive this appeal and are suffering gambling harm, please contact the national gambling helpline on 0808 8020 133.