eBay Initiative Raises 35 Big Ones!

London, 2 nd December 2011 – GamesAid, a UK games industry charity for children and young  people, is thrilled to announce another successful fundraising year on eBay with a grand total of  £34,085 raised so far this year.

Run by a crack team of do-gooders at The Producers, the bid savvy bunch take receipt of old merchandise, surplus stock, marketing materials, t-shirts, stickers, old consoles and other gaming goodies, place them on the auction site and turn them into hard cash making up a significant chunk of the £174,000 that Games Aid was able to award to its elected charities this year.

As on-going initiative this represents another opportunity for anyone in the industry to get involved with Games Aid, either on a personal or company level.  Any items which are game related and suitable for resale can be sent to the address below and will be available for the wider public to purchase here:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/gamesaid/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&_ipg=50&_trksid=p289

With Christmas just around the corner, what better opportunity to clear out those back cupboards and help better someone else’s 2012.

A fantastic idea that continues as a result of the hard work of those involved, GamesAid would like to take this opportunity to thank those who manage the logistics at The Producers; Gary, Craig, Louise and Tammi and also the folks that supported particularly strongly this year; Natalie Guasden at Bethesda, Caroline Van Venrooij at Sega, Jonathan Weinberg, Hue, Kristan Reed, Francis Short at Namco Bandai, Adrian Curry and EA.

If you’d like to donate please send your items to the following address where they will be put up for auction:

Gary Winter/Craig McFadyen

GamesAid

C/O The Producers Ltd

2 Stonehill

Stukeley Meadows

Huntingdon. PE29 6ED

All member of the UK Videogames Industry are encouraged to support GamesAid and become members by registering online at www.gamesaid.org

All fundraising donations are gratefully received at www.justgiving.com/gamesaid

-ENDS-  


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