Banbury man fighting back against a gambling addiction is now preparing for another challenge to raise awareness and help others

Calvin Findlay will be taking part in a 48-hour fast where he will only be drinking water

By Philip Hibble
Friday, 19th February 2021, 5:59 pm
Calvin Findlay will be taking part in a 48-hour fast where he will only be drinking water. He is doing it to raise money for the charity Gambling With Lives.
Calvin Findlay will be taking part in a 48-hour fast where he will only be drinking water. He is doing it to raise money for the charity Gambling With Lives.

A Banbury man who has been successfully fighting back against a gambling addiction is now preparing for another challenge to raise awareness and help others.

Calvin Findlay will be taking part in a 48-hour fast where he will only be drinking water.

He is doing it to raise money for the charity Gambling With Lives.

"As many people are aware I have struggled with a gambling addiction for many years but with the great support I have had I'm currently just over 28 months gamble free," he said.

"This will be a very hard challenge for me as those who know me will know I'm a big eater - the belly proves it."

The challenge will take place from 12pm on Friday April 2 until 12pm on Sunday April 4.

"Unfortunately there are many mostly young males who have taken their own lives because of their gambling addiction and that's why I have chosen to raise money for the amazing charity Gambling With Lives," added Calvin.

To donate to Calvin's fundraiser, visit https://sponsorme.co.uk/calvinfindlay/48-hours-with-only-waterGambling with Lives was set up by the families and friends of young men who have taken their own lives as a direct result of gambling.

They provide support those bereaved by gambling related suicide, and raise awareness of the dangerous effect of gambling on mental health and suicide risk.

To find out more visit https://www.gamblingwithlives.orgIf anybody is suffering with a gambling addiction there is support available:

Gambers Anonymous

Gamcare