GLF presents Gambling Awareness and Education
9am - 10am
For more than 12 years, Patrick Foster lived a double life. Turning 31, a popular, sociable young teacher and former professional cricketer, he was hiding a debilitating gambling addiction from even those closest to him. What started out as a harmless flutter at university drove Patrick (and countless others) into financial ruin and worse. 3.3 million people are in gambling debt in the UK with 55,000 children classified as problem gamblers. In this event, Patrick will break open the taboo of pathological gambling addiction and share his personal experiences.