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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