Weʼre raising £800 to help others affected by gambling addiction, in memory of Jack Ritchie
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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 www.gamblingwithlives.org
-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.
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Sorry we didn’t make it to Yellow Arch - keep up the great work.
Feb 11, 2019
Feb 11, 2019
Keep up the good work.Lot's of love,Martin and Trish.xx
Feb 10, 2019
Hoping you raise a good amount today .Aunty Win and Uncle Colin
Feb 10, 2019
All the best with the event
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