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GamCare Joins the #GivingTuesday Movement

28th November 2016

This year, GamCare is joining the #GivingTuesday movement to raise the profile of our work with young people.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organisations to encourage charitable giving and celebrate generosity worldwide.

Led in the UK by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), #GivingTuesday will take place on Tuesday 29th November this year. The campaign encourages people to ‘do good stuff’ for the charities and causes they care about.

This year, GamCare is joining the campaign to raise the profile of our education and awareness work with young people, and the frontline teams who work directly with young and vulnerable people.

As well as sponsoring a youth-specific website at www.BigDeal.org.uk, GamCare is currently fundraising to create three regional ‘youth hubs’ in Bristol, Birmingham and the North West (covering Manchester and Liverpool), as well as expanding our youth education services in London.

These youth hubs will fund youth outreach workers to provide free of charge workshops and training in their local areas, as well as materials and screening tools to assist local youth services and teachers in identifying young people at risk. Each youth hub will also provide referrals to specialist treatment for young people who are experiencing or vulnerable to gambling-related harm.

Dirk Hansen, CEO at GamCare, says: “Our work aims to ensure that young people can access honest, accurate and relevant information about gambling and make informed choices about whether they choose to gamble. As a result of this programme, young people will also be able to access help and support tailored for them should they need it.”

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