im, at 62, was the oldest of the 27 volunteers from the gaming industry who took part in the expedition organised by the RGT. Jim’s fellow trekkers included Vince Bateson Head of Retail Gaming at William Hill, Robbie Savage ex-professional footballer and Patron of the William Hill Foundation, and Andy Hornby CEO of Coral. The climb took over seven days with all but two of the climbers reaching the top at Gilmans Point with a further 13, including Jim O’Halleran, making it all the way to Uhuru peak.
“It was a lot tougher than any of us had envisaged”, said Jim O' Halleran, SVP of Corporate Relations and Compliance at Inspired. “It was undoubtedly the hardest challenge I have ever attempted; both physically and mentally. However, I don’t regret a moment of it as I’ve raised 21,000 euros for two fantastic causes. I am extremely grateful to everyone who has sponsored me”, added Jim.
The event was organised by the Responsible Gambling Trust (RGT) in an attempt to raise over 60,000 euros to help minimise gambling-related harm in Britain. The RGT is the leading charity in the UK committed to minimising gambling-related harm by funding education, prevention and treatment services and commissioning research to broaden public understanding of gambling-related harm. Inspired also makes annual contributions to the RGT, in addition to staff fundraising efforts such as Jim’s Kilimanjaro climb.