As part of Giving Tuesday, we are asking people to think about donating or fundraising for Gordon Moody.
What is Giving Tuesday?
Giving Tuesday was created in 2012 to encourage people to do good. Over the last decade, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
We need your support
Donating and fundraising for Gordon Moody will help people and families affected by gambling addiction to reclaim and rebuild their lives. Gordon Moody is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to providing treatment and support to those most severely affected by gambling addiction.
There are a variety of ways to support Gordon Moody. People can donate through Just Giving, either as a one-off donation or regular donor. If someone’s life has been touched by the work of Gordon Moody or affected by problem gambling, then leaving a gift in a will is a unique way to make a lasting difference to rebuilding many more lives.
Become a volunteer
Volunteers are crucial in supporting Gordon Moody to deliver our mission to help people recover from gambling addiction and support their families and friends through the challenges of a recovery journey. This can include practical help at one of our residential centres, mentoring or fundraising.
Paul Winder, who is an ex-service user, recently took part in the Pan Celtic Race to raise money for the charity and said:
“Gordon Moody gave me the reasoning and methodology to understand the root cause of my gambling addiction. Only once you understand the why, can you then solve the issues in hand. Hopefully raising money for Gordon Moody will help at least one more person reclaim and rebuild their life free from gambling addiction.”
A group of Gordon Moody colleagues, service users, and family and friends took on the Three Peaks Challenge earlier in the year. After four days, over 24 hours on the road, over 1,000 miles travelled – 23 of them hiked, 3,000 meters climbed on three mountains in three countries of the UK, the team completed their epic challenge.
Organiser David Hollingsworth, Gordon Moody Treatment Centre Manager, said:
“Over the years, Gordon Moody have helped thousands of people reclaim and rebuild their lives, with many stating they would not be here today without the support and treatment provided by the charity. For many starting out on their road to recovery, it will feel like they have a mountain to climb. So the Three Peaks Challenge seemed fitting to show that gambling addiction, like the mountains before us, can be overcome and that at Gordon Moody we are with you every step of the way.”
Help and support
Money raised will provide practical help for those with a severe gambling addiction including funding towards residential care and support when they are rebuilding their lives after treatment.
Find out more about how to donate or fundraise for Gordon Moody in the Support Us section of our website.