Your friends are fundraising. Don't miss out, opt in.

We did it!

Olivia Porteous raised £534 from 24 supporters


Start your own crowdfunding page

Closed 03/05/2019

£534raised of £800 target by 24 supporters

    Weʼve raised £534 to help others affected by gambling addiction, in memory of Jack Ritchie

    Funded on Friday, 3rd May 2019

    What is crowdfunding?

    Crowdfunding is a new type of fundraising where you can raise funds for your own personal cause, even if you're not a registered nonprofit.

    The page owner is responsible for the distribution of funds raised.


    Jack Ritchie took his own life on 22nd November 2017, aged just 24, as a direct result of gambling.

    Jack was always very outgoing, popular, bright, friendly and with no mental health problems other than his addiction to gambling. Jack was the epitome of “normal”, hugely enjoying his life at the time of his death and with a great future.

    Jack's family and friends are determined that lessons must be learned from Jack’s death and that the gambling industry needs to be properly regulated. Everyone needs to acknowledge how dangerous and deliberately addictive their products are, with inevitable consequences for a substantial number of very normal and ordinary people.

    You Don’t Know Jack has been set up as a charity to reduce all harms caused by gambling by:

    -Raising awareness amongst gamblers, their families and friends, and health professionals of just how dangerous gambling can be.

    -Campaigning to reduce gambling related harm through greater regulation of the gambling industry.

    -Campaigning for more and better treatment for gamblers, integrated with the NHS, and support for families and friends.

    On Sunday 10th February at Yellow Arch Studios, Sheffield, we'll be hosting a day of music and art to celebrate the life of Jack Ritchie. For those of you who can make it, we would love for you to join us on the day to share in some incredible music, delicious food and raise awareness of the dangers of gambling.

    More information on the event can be found here

    If you can't be there on the day, any donations to the cause would be greatly appreciated via this Just Giving page. Thank you so much for your wonderful support. For more information about the work that You Don't know Jack does, please visit

    -Please note, event tickets are not available via this Just Giving page, this page is purely for any donations being made to the charity. For tickets please visit LINK or pay £5 minimum donation on the door.



    Olivia Porteous

    Updates appear here

      8 months ago

      Olivia Porteous started crowdfunding

      Leave a message of support

      Page last updated on: 3/19/2019 11.27



      • Bali


        Mar 19, 2019

        What a great gig at Yellow Arch!


      • David McClure

        David McClure

        Feb 21, 2019


      • Anonymous


        Feb 16, 2019

      • Ellen Hindley

        Ellen Hindley

        Feb 13, 2019


      • Grant


        Feb 12, 2019

        Sorry we didn’t make it to Yellow Arch - keep up the great work.


      • Emma Maillard

        Emma Maillard

        Feb 11, 2019


      • Anonymous


        Feb 11, 2019

        Keep up the good work.Lot's of love,Martin and Trish.xx

      Great people make things happen

      Do you know anyone in need or maybe want to help a local community cause?

      Create you own page and donʼt let that cause go unfunded!

      About Crowdfunding
      About the fundraiser
      Olivia Porteous

      Olivia Porteous


      Report this Page