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Lee Willows: Funding debate threatens UK’s ‘world class’ treatment ecosystem

The debate surrounding gambling research, education and treatment (RET) funding has been heating up significantly ahead of the government’s Gambling Act review White Paper. A range of viewpoints have been expressed on the matter, and notably, calls for the introduction of a statutory levy to support RET operations have been rising, although with some differences as to how this would …

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Willows launches ESG Gaming to tackle future safer gambling challenges  

Lee Willows, Founder and former Chief Executive of the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), has announced the launch of his new non-profit-venture ESG Gaming.  Partnering with Gibraltar-based safer gambling consultancy Better Change, Willows has launched ESG Gaming to better prepare stakeholders to counter the industry’s future and emerging safer gambling challenges. Providing a prospectus, Willows and Better Change …

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Dr Jane Rigbye to oversee YGAM strategy as new Chief Executive

The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has appointed a new Chief Executive, with public health specialist Dr Jane Rigbye stepping into the role.  YGAM has underscored that Rigbye’s appointment marks the start of ‘an exciting chapter’ for the responsible gambling charity, as it continues to develop its educational strategy over the coming years.  Prior to joining YGAM, Rigbye …

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YGAM Founder Lee Willows joins Better Change Board of Directors

Gambling harm prevention organisation Better Change has appointed Lee Willows to its Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director. Willows’ will work to incorporate his three-decades experience in education and lived experience of problem gambling into his new role, having founded the Young Gambler’s Education Trust (YGAM) in 2014, serving as Chief Executive of the organisation until October of this …

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YGAM seeks new CEO as founder Lee Willows departs charity

Lee Willows has ended his seven-year tenure as Founder and Chief Executive of YGAM – The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust. This morning YGAM issued a statement confirming that Willows would be leaving the charity at the end of the month. A former teacher, Willows founded YGAM in 2014 with lived experience partners Anne and Keith Evans, establishing the …

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YGAM enters educational alliance focused on ethnic minority groups

YGAM has entered a new alliance with Red Card and TalkGen, focused around safeguarding young people from ethnic minority backgrounds from gambling related harm. In collaboration with Clearview Research, the ‘Preventing Gambling Harms in Diverse Communities’ educational initiative aims to deliver workshops to young people aged 14-24 from ethnic minority groups in Greater London and the Home Counties, as well …

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YGAM receives recognition for positive employment practices

The Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) has received a gold accreditation by Investors in People in recognition of its positive employment practices. Gold accreditations are awarded to organisations in which all employees, ranging from CEOs to apprentice level, take active ownership of ‘established policies’ and make them ‘come to life.’ In Investors in People’s report, YGAM was praised …

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GamCare and YGAM exceed first year educational targets

Prominent responsible gambling charities YGAM and GamCare have exceeded the first year targets for the Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme. The joint initiative – supported by the Betting and Gaming Council – has been launched in all regions of England and Wales and has expanded education and support services for young people in Northern Ireland, whilst both organisations work …

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YGAM selects Marvin Sordell as first ever ambassador

Former Premier League footballer Marvin Sordell has been chosen as the first ever charity ambassador for the Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM). His work as a volunteer with YGAM will involve providing valuable insights to the charity’s education programmes with a strong focus on mental health. Commenting on his new role, Sordell said: “I’m delighted to become an …

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YGAM expands education programme to Northern Ireland

YGAM expands education programme to Northern Ireland

Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) will deliver its education and support programme across Northern Ireland with the support of GamCare. The new initiative will primarily focus on safeguarding future generations from gambling and gaming related harms, building on the initiative which YGAM – with the backing of the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) – has previously rolled out …

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