SBC News Gambling industry volunteers raise £46,000 for Responsible Gambling Trust

Gambling industry volunteers raise £46,000 for Responsible Gambling Trust

Marc Etches
Marc Etches

Volunteers from across the gambling industry have trekked the Great Wall of China to raise £46,608 for the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT). The trek was the third of RGT’s annual fundraising expeditions which have raised more than £170,000 to help minimise gambling-related harm in Britain.

28 trekkers from the Bingo Association, Coronet Bingo Club, Coral Racing, Genting UK, Global Draw Limited and William Hill joined RGT chief executive Marc Etches in a 6 day 60 kilometre adventure.

Preparations are already underway for RGT’s next fundraising trek, when a team of volunteers will attempt to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in February 2016.

Marc Etches, Chief Executive of the Responsible Gambling Trust, said:

“The Great Wall of China Challenge and next year’s ascent of Kilimanjaro help to raise money which will make a real difference to the lives of those assisted by the work of the Responsible Gambling Trust to minimise gambling-related harm. I was amongst the team who climbed to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro for the Responsible Gambling Trust’s first fundraising expedition in 2013 and it was a truly inspiring and unforgettable challenge. I would encourage anybody who is up for the adventure to get in touch.”

Anybody interested in taking part can visit  or contact Alan Armstrong on 020 7287 1994 or [email protected].

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