GamesAid raises an astonishing £564,000

Christopher Dring
GamesAid raises an astonishing £564,000

GamesAid has once again smashed its funding record and is giving away more money to more charities.

The UK industry charity, which raises money for disadvantaged young people, raised 564,000 over the last year - up 29 per cent compared with the year previously. Since GamesAid's inception, the charity has raised 1.7m in its eight-year history.

After a nominations and voting process amongst GamesAid members, the charity has split that 564,000 between eight charities - the biggest number of recipients yet.

Accuro, Action for Kids, TheClock Tower Sanctuary, Lifelites, MAPS, Safe At Last, SpecialEffect and Jigsaw 4 U have all received 70,500 each.

The cheques were handed to the charities at an emotional ceremony at Warner House last night (Wednesday September 30th).

GamesAid events this year have included the Stand Up For GamesAid comedy night, the GamesAid Golf day, the Brighton Poker Night and a variety of Humble Bundle initiatives.

Anyone who is part of the UK games industry can become a member of GamesAid for free, simply visit gamesaid.org.

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