UK games industry raises £1m for Paddington Academy

GamesAid, on behalf of the Entertainment Software Charity, has announced that benevolent donations from the games industry in support of the Paddington Academy have reached 1 million – following a new payment of 214,000.

The video games industry adopted The Paddington Academy back in 2005 due to its focus on media and technology.

Over the past three years payments have been paid to the Academy to support the good work, encouragement and facilities available for young individuals.

This latest donation is a fantastic achievement by the games industry,” said Rod Cousens, Codemasters CEO and former chairman of the ESC.

Because of our long-term support of the academy we have been able to ensure that a great number of vulnerable young people with aspirations to better themselves have been able to do so.”

GamesAid trustee Sarah Seaby added, It is amazing to see so much money raised by the games industry go to this project, and credit should be given to those people across all areas of the games industry who have helped to make this achievement possible.”

In further support of the Paddington Academy, Codemasters and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have agreed to re-release a limited edition of Colin McRae DiRT for PS3.

To find out more about the Paddington Academy click here.

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