Leeds football club raises awareness about dangers of gambling addiction

A LEEDS amateur football club is spreading the word about the dangers of gambling addiction, after losing one of their own players in a tragic gambling-related death.
Headingley AFC player Lewis Keogh, who died in 2013 aged 34, after taking his own life.Headingley AFC player Lewis Keogh, who died in 2013 aged 34, after taking his own life.
Headingley AFC player Lewis Keogh, who died in 2013 aged 34, after taking his own life.

Headingley AFC is keeping alive the name of their former team mate Lewis Keogh, who died in 2013, after he kept his habit a secret from everyone who knew him, until he suddenly and shockingly took his own life at the age of 34.Heartbreakingly, his suicide note included the words ‘addiction is cruel’.There is an estimated 10,000 gambling addicts in Leeds alone, and many more at risk from developing an addiction.And as a new NHS National Gambling Clinic is set to open in Leeds - players at Lewis’ old club are determined to tackle the gamblingcrisis - which claims one life a day in Britain.

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