Ian Austin

Independent for Dudley North

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Local charity bags £1.6 million fund

Dudley gambling charity Gordon Moody Association has bagged funding worth £1.6 million.

The Responsible Gambling Trust has awarded the funding to support Gordon Moody Association’s treatment for problem gambling for the next three years. The new funding will also enable the charity to extend its counselling work and offer new services for women.

Gordon Moody Association runs residential centres in Dudley and Beckenham where it offers intensive 12-week programmes to help people with severe gambling problems.

Dudley MP Ian Austin has welcomed the news.

Elaine Smethurst, Managing Director of Gordon Moody Association, said:

“Gordon Moody Association was the first charity in the UK dedicated to providing help to problem gamblers.

“The Responsible Gambling Trusts’s support will enable us to provide residential treatment for many more problem gamblers and develop our ambitious plans for the charity.”

Ian Austin said:

“The Gordon Moody Association does brilliant work to help people in Dudley and across the UK.

“The charity does a lot to help problem gamblers in Dudley and I’m delighted that this new funding will allow them to help hundreds more.”

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