Andy Payne, Ian Livingstone and Imran Yusuf are the first three patrons of GamesAid.
The trio were voted in by the trustees and will represent the games industry charity within the games community.
When we set up GamesAid back in 2007, we never realised it would raise over 2m to support so many great charities focused on children and young people,” Payne said. To be asked to be a founding patron for GamesAid is an amazing honour.”
Ian Livingstone continued: It has been a privilege to have served as a Trustee of GamesAid these past six years. So I am delighted to become a patron to promote the incredible work the charity does.”
And comedian Imran Yusuf added: After leaving the industry to become a comic so many years go I have missed working with incredibly bright and passionate people who love games as much as I do. And as a patron of GamesAid it is an honour and privilege to still be part of the British games industry family”.