A YOUNG man who gambled away 100,000 has launched an initiative to stop other people going down a similar dangerous path.
Paul Pettigrew says he lost four years of his life squandering away wages, student loans and money borrowed from loved ones – landing himself in a staggering 28,000 worth of debt.
After placing his first bet at the age of 18 his entire life was soon in disarray.
He left university three times and stopped playing football due to the stress of his addiction.
The 24-year-old says he knew his behaviour was destructive and admits he feared he would end up homeless.
Paul sought help from friends and family in a ‘now or never’ moment two years ago and began rebuilding his life.
Drawing on his own experience, he has launche…