Justyn Rees Larcombe 

A compulsive gambler who lost everything but found what really matters in life....

…will be speaking about his life and Christian faith at 7:45pm on Friday 27th November in the church hall at Linton Free Church, Horn Lane, Linton.

Justyn was awarded the Sword of Honour at Sandhurst, married, had two children and a successful career in the city. Secretly he became addicted to gambling and spent all the family money and more. After losing his house and his family, he returned to his old home and with help from others he rediscovered his Christian faith and began a new life. 

All are welcome to this free event.

When: Friday 27th November
Time: 7:45pm
Where: Linton Free Church
Price: Free event!

Justyn Rees Harcombe
Justyn is the son of the writer and speaker Jennifer Rees Larcombe and grandson of the evangelist Tom Rees. After a highly successful career in the British Army Justyn Rees Larcombe had an equally glittering and well-rewarded career in the City. He had everything. Stunningly successful in the world of insurance, he was being fast tracked for further promotion in a global company. He had wealth, a big house, a Porsche, a Mercedes. He had a beautiful wife and three sons. He lost it all through an addiction to online gambling, blowing three quarters of a million pounds in three years. Realising he could fall no further, he turned back to Christ, turned his back on gambling and, in the space of two years, found incredible recovery and restoration.
In his first title, Tails I Lose, Justyn tells his ‘riches to rags, to reconciliation story’ with compelling, and often shocking honesty. Now Justyn is a public speaker, media commentator, advisor to gambling reform groups and government committees, and a member of the gambling addiction working party of a leading national think tank, advising on the issues of problem gambling and addiction in general. He has successfully campaigned for changes in the laws relating to gambling. He leads a step based addiction recovery course, offering both group and one to one counselling and is a trained debt and money adviser.
In 2014, Justyn completed what is generally accepted as the world’s most arduous endurance swimming challenge by swimming solo across the English Channel, reunited with his family and the Queen’s Sword of Honour he sold at the height of his addiction, he now travels the country sharing his story of hope and restoration with those who have been touched by the effects of destructive addiction.

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