Friday, 3 rd May 2013: Gaming charity SpecialEffect has been given the chance to have a bucket collection at Chelsea FC on 19 th May. SpecialEffect has been chosen in the Military Charity Poll for their work with injured military personnel and it would be great if you can donate a few seconds to click and fill in a few basic details. The gaming charity is up against some really stiff competition and this sort of cash contribution is exactly what the charity needs. Excellent causes like Help For Heroes are in the running to receive the opportunity and although equally as deserving, SpecialEffect needs the games industry’s support to make sure its niche area of life changing charity work receives this funding.
Click here to cast your vote: Vote for SpecialEfffect
Mark Saville, Communications, SpecialEffect: “We're dealing with something that's often overlooked but that's essential for rehabilitation, the fact that injured service personnel want to enjoy themselves, and in doing so regain the sort of quality of life that we take for granted. Time and time again we've seen hardcore-gamer servicemen who are desperate to regain a sense of normality, and regaining the ability to play video games competitively again is one of the very few activities that can absolutely level the playing field. It can be a huge step to increasing self-esteem and inclusion.”
To see some of the charity work SpecialEffect has done with Military personnel, click on the link to read Lloyd’s story: Lloyd's story
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