We received the following information from James Grimes from The Big Step which we think is worthy of support, we look forward to James and fellow walkers visiting QPR at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium on the evening of the 25th February.
The Big Step (www.the-bigstep.com), are a Gambling with Lives (www.gamblingwithlives.org) charity fundraising project which tries to get football to evaluate it’s relationship with gambling. Gambling with Lives was set up by bereaved families of young men who took their own life as a direct result of their gambling addiction.
From February 23rd until February 26th we are walking 100 miles in 75 hours, visiting six Premier League and Championship clubs that have a gambling shirt sponsor. The ultimate aim is to prevent any more gambling related suicides, but initially it’s getting football clubs to reconsider this sponsorship and equally raise awareness of gambling addiction, the suicide risk and where to go for treatment.
The donation page is https://gofundme.com/f/thebigstep. Any form of support, participation or donation would be much appreciated.