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:
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
C/O The Producers Ltd
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