London Games Festival art exhibition raises £30k for SpecialEffect

Billy Langsworthy
London Games Festival art exhibition raises £30k for SpecialEffect

UKIE's games industry art exhibition has raised over 30,000 for charity SpecialEffect, making it the organisation's most successful fundraiser to date.

The exhibition took place at the end of the London Games Festival and saw the industry donate a range of pieces that were auctioned off over a month.

The final sum raised by the event was 30,050.31, with the entire amount going to the charity, which uses games, technology and art to aid the quality of life for people with disabilities.

SpecialEffect is a charity which is very close to the games industry's heart, so to raise such a significant amount is just tremendous,” said Kirsty Payne, event director of the London Games Festival.

CEO of SpecialEffect Dr Mick Donegan added: The amount of money raised for SpecialEffect by their Games Art auction has exceeded our expectations by a long, long way and, to be honest, we're still in shock.

However, what we are absolutely clear about is how it is being spent - on urgently needed specialist staff and more specialised technology to help transform the quality of life of even more severely disabled people even more quickly.”

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