New Zealand’s Problem Gambling Foundation will be holding its fourth annual Gamble Free Day on September 1st, 2012. With problem gambling becoming a growing problem across the country, it is important to raise awareness about the issue. Gamble Free Day aims to ensure that Kiwis are well aware of the issue of problem gambling, providing fun activities to get the message across.
Scribe is a local rapper who has struggled with gambling addiction and has made it a mission to ensure that other young people do not follow the same path. As such, he has played a large role in this year’s Gamble Free Day. His Scribe With Us Competition encouraged young performers to write songs about gambling addiction in the weeks leading up to the event.
Throughout New Zealand, several family-friendly activities and events will be held. For example, Scribe, Tyree and finalists from the Scribe With Us competition will be performing in Auckland while other cities across the country also host live music events.
So, be sure to take your family out on Gamble Free Day this year. It is a great way to keep your children informed about problem gambling and spread the word about awareness.