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Paul Pettigrew talks to us about his upbringing, his competitive and addictive focus, which unfortunately for Paul found its way to gambling. In an honest and open conversation, Paul describes how quickly he lost control of his gambling addiction and what extreme lengths it went to. Paul soon found himself gambling hundreds of thousands of pounds and being in tens of thousands of pounds of debt. One night his addiction took its tole and Paul tried to commit suicide. Thankfully Pauls suicide attempt didn't work, however he talks deeply about that pivotal moment in his life, and his new found motivation to teach children and young people about the dangers of gambling.
Paul has now created Gamtalk, where he is using his own life story to educate children and youngsters about the dangers of this hidden addiction in Schools and Professional football clubs.