bacta, the trade association for the UK’s amusement and gaming machine industry, has presented a cheque for £14,000 to Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) to help it with its work in safeguarding young people against problem gambling.
Lee Willows, Chief Executive of YGAM says “We are hugely appreciative of bacta’s support to YGAM. Our educational resources are consistently evolving as we scale our reach across the United Kingdom and gain further insight of what is effective. bacta’s support to help us further strengthen these educational resources is really welcome; in particular, we are being asked to do more with parents and we will use the donation from bacta to develop a suite of parent-facing material and then pilot these. We are also grateful that bacta members, such as Silcock Leisure, are also supporting YGAM and we very much hope to build upon our work with bacta.”
John White, Chief Executive of bacta added, “bacta is a staunch supporter of YGAM and will continue to be so in as many ways as we can, be this through offering our own facilities or financially. Safeguarding and educating young people to the dangers of problem gambling has been and will remain a top priority for bacta and its members. We hope through this donation to help YGAM in its cause. We look forward to continuing to work closely with YGAM and learning from its commendable work.”
The cheque presentation took place at bacta’s head-quarters in Ely Place, Camden and was presented by bacta President, Gabi Stergides to Lee Willows, YGAM Chief Executive. bacta and YGAM are also collaborating around the development of Learning & Development opportunities and qualifications for colleagues who work in the amusement and gaming machine industry.