13 th Sept 2012. London, UK. British videogames industry based charity GamesAid is calling for its members to vote for the charities they would like to receive financial support in the next round of funding.

Following on from two months of nominations 14 charities that fit the GamesAid criteria of smaller UK registered charities, with a focus on children and young adults, a turnover of £5m or less and running costs of no more than 30% have been selected.

Opening today and closing at midnight on Sunday 23rd Sept , GamesAid members are invited to vote for the charity that they feel would be appropriate for financial support from GamesAid in 2012.

Funds are raised in many ways by members of the videogames industry and membership to GamesAid is open to anyone working within the industry, at any level and in any area. Once a games industry employee has signed up for membership they can then vote and become part of the democratic process which decides to whom funds are directed.

The charities that were nominated and fit the criteria for 2012 voting are:

Action For Kids

The Willow Foundation



Special Effect



Small Steps

Scottish Huntingdon’s Association Youth Service

Chelsea Children’s Hospital School

Julia’s House

Family Holiday Association


Sutton Borough Volunteer Bureau

Votes can now be registered by members at the GamesAid website, If you’re not yet a member but do work in the games industry you too can have your say by completing the simple registration form at the same url.  Each member is entitled to one vote.

For more information please contact:

Caroline Miller

Indigo Pearl PR

+44 (0) 208 964 4545


About GamesAid

GamesAid is a new UK video games industry based charity. It distributes funds to a diverse range of charities; it is a means of giving something back on behalf of the industry. GamesAid acts as a broker of charitable activity on behalf of the industry, taking advice from all sectors. It is a non-trading body. The charity is administered by Trustees, who operate on a fixed term basis. It is formally run by a chairman, who is also on a fixed term. GamesAid is a children and young people's charity. 


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