The clock is ticking and the deadline to choose which charity you'd like GamesAid to support in the year ahead is rapidly approaching.
Fret not, though, for registered GamesAid members can now vote quickly and easily online.
The five charities with the most votes will each receive an equal share of the funds raised byGamesAidthis year to a maximum of 20,000 per charity. Any excess funds will be distributed to the next highest voted for charities, to a maximum of 20,000 per charity.
Last year the voting was incredibly tight and one charity lost out by one single vote, so every vote genuinely does count.
As anyone can see all these charities do tremendous work and I would like to wish them all the very best of luck,” GamesAid chairman Andy Payne said.I would like to appeal to all GamesAid members to make use of their vote and get behind their chosen charity, indeed if you are in the games industry you can join GamesAid and take part in the voting. Play your part!”
The eight charities in the running are as follows:
Special Effect–helps young people with disabilities enjoy the world of video games and helps health and education bodies source entertainment equipment
Families Need Fathers– marital breakdown specialists that offers both parent and child support
Rainbow Family Trust– provides special care needs to children diagnosed with serious and life threatening conditions
The Willow Foundation– offers special days out for seriously ill patients between the ages of 16-40 and their families in the UK
MAPS Volunteer Centre Sutton– a mentoring service for clients with a range of behavioural difficulties ranging from aggression to domestic abuse victims
Action for Kids– a service provider for people with physical and learning disabilities, provides mobility help, work related learning and family support services
Huntingdon Dreamdrops– a fund generator for kids using hospitals of special care services in Huntingdonshire
Family Holiday Association– gives disadvantaged families the chance the get away and enjoy a trip that they otherwise would not be able to afford