REMEMBERING OUR BOYS AND GIRLS

 

Gambling with Lives was set up by the families and friends of young people who had taken their own lives as a direct result of gambling. These were all very normal, bright, popular and happy young folk who had great futures ahead of them … gambling was their only problem.

Sadly we know that we will be adding more pictures to this gallery, but here are pictures of some of the families' children who have died. We'll be adding their stories later, but you can see something of their bright and lively characters in all the pictures - they all shared a real energy and outgoingness.  Research has identified "cheerfulness" as a characteristic of those who develop serious gambling problems. What a world where that is a fault or weakness which can be exploited by an industry!

Fred Harper-McShane

d. July 2019, aged 21

South Wales

Matt McPhee

12/06/84 - 17/03/19

Bath

Daniel Roger

01/05/98 - 16/01/19

Aberdeenshire

Aaron Sluman

28/03/95 - 30/10/18

South Wales

Kimberly Wadsworth

02/10/85 - 06/06/18

West Yorkshire

Jack Ritchie

28/12/92 - 22/11/17

Sheffield

Daniel Clinkscales

20/01/82 - 12/10/17

Devon

Philip Tomlinson

09/05/88 - 12/07/17

Manchester

Chris Bruney

14/11/91 - 06/04/17

Sheffield

Joshua Jones

02/06/92 - 30/07/15

Blunsdon (Swindon)

Phil Stretton

06/07/84 - 04/11/14

Burton-on-Trent

Ryan Myers

30/06/86 - 18/05/14

Liverpool

Lewis Keogh

15/10/79 - 01/11/13

Leeds