Our Chair & Chief Executive reflect on 2019 and set out our priorities for 2020

A rather belated Happy New Year everybody from the Chair of YGAM, Mike Wojcik and Chief Executive, Lee Willows. The break over Christmas and New Year provides a great opportunity to reflect on the impact our charity has achieved in 2019 by working in collaboration and reaffirms our resolve to deliver our ambitious strategic priorities […]

GUEST BLOG – Sarah Gosling Shares Views on YGAM’s Student Research

‘I don’t want to see another generation drop, I’d rather be a comma than a full stop.’ Coldplay puts into words one of the things that matters to me most. For 15 years, and probably more, I have been drawn to work or volunteer with charities that have young people at their heart. My attention […]

YGAM Founders Share Their Stories in Emotional New Video

In 2014, following their devastating experiences with problematic gambling, Lee, Anne and Keith founded The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM). In this video we find out more about the impact gambling has had on their lives and why they are so passionate about safeguarding young and vulnerable people. More about Lee Lee has […]

National Volunteers’ Week

As part of #VolunteersWeek we’re shining the light on some of our incredible volunteers, whether they’re a trustee, part of an advisory board, or they’re just generally lovely people who donate their services, time, skills or knowledge. YGAM would not be where we are today without this wonderful bunch of people and we are incredibly […]

Supporting the delivery of the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

A couple of weeks ago the UK Gambling Commission launched their new National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. YGAM are fortunate to sit on the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling (ABSG) Advisory Group alongside colleagues from other registered charities, gambling industry trade bodies, and members of the Safer Gambling team from the Commission themselves.

Change of Legal Name

YGAM is excited to announce that it has updated its legal name. We wanted to reflect the growing emphasis on gaming and digital resilience in our work with young people so we have changed our name to the Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust. We’ll still be known and trade as YGAM, to show our […]

All-Party Parliamentary Betting & Gaming Group

YGAM were delighted to join the APPG last week for a topical debate around ‘Are children gambling, and if so, what can be done about it?’ Lee Willows, Chief Executive of YGAM joined Ben Haden, Programme Director for Insight at the Gambling Commission; Richard Flint, Executive Chairman, at Sky Betting & Gaming and David Williams, […]

Strengthening the YGAM Team

Following an extensive recruitment/headhunting process with our governance partners, Peridot Partners then a subsequent three-month induction period, we are delighted to confirm a new wave of Trustees and Non-Executive Directors have joined YGAM. This brings our trustee and non-executive count to sixteen members who cover a wide skill mix with many being national leaders in […]

National Safer Gambling Strategy and the YGAM Strategy

YGAM has responded to the Gambling Commission’s consultation on a new national strategy to reduce gambling harm and the proposed amendments to LCCP requirements on gambling businesses to contribute to research, prevention, and treatment. Our response is focused particularly around Priority Action 2: prevention and the proposed changes to the LCCP and captures our discussions […]