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SpecialEffect at 10: “We’ve increased our work tenfold”

SpecialEffect celebrates its 10th anniversary this year and just raised over £300,000 during its One Special Day campaign. We talk to founder and CEO Dr Mick Donegan (pictured below) about what’s next for the gaming charity. Congrats on your 10th anniversary. How has SpecialEffect grown over the last ten years? We’ve increased the number …

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Support 7 gaming charities this weekend with One Gamer Fund event

A new fundraising initiative to support seven worldwide gaming charities is to take place this weekend. Dubbed the One Gamer Fund, all money raised over the next three days will then be shared between the supported organisations, which include AbleGamers, Child’s Play, Games for Change, Global Game Jam, IGDA Foundation, …

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GamesAid voting: Meet the charities

The UK games industry charity GamesAid is about to reveal the amount of money it has raised for good causes across the UK. The industry has put forward 19 charities, and now it’s up to you to vote for which ones will receive financial support. You need to be a …

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Humble introduces ‘choose your own charity’ on store purchases

Humble Bundle has updated its storefront to vastly increase the number of charities patrons can choose to support when purchasing games. A post on theHumble Mumble blogannounces the Humble Store has expanded from just five to over 35,000 charities to select from while shopping or at checkout. For those unable …

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Bohemia raises $50k for Red Cross with Arma III Karts DLC

Arma III’s April Fools’ Day joke turned content add-on has brought in 1m Czech koruna – around $50k USD – for the Czech Red Cross. Developer Bohemia Interactive announced the milestone in a release on its website, and also discussed the success of the military shooter franchise’s new approach to …

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GamesAid opens nominations for 2013 charities

Members of games industry charity GamesAid are now able to nominate charities for possible support in 2013. Nominations should be reserved for small UK charities focused on children and young adults with a turnover of no more than 5m and with no more than 30 per cent of turnover being …

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Child’s Play charity raises $5m in 2012

Orgainzers of Child’s Play have revealed over $5m was raised during 2012 for the games industry charity. The figure marks the biggest year yet for the organization, topping 2011’s then-record-setting $3.5m by a wide margin. "We are overwhelmed, honored, grateful, and incredibly proud to be a part of such an …

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IN PICTURES: GamesAid charities receive £36k each

GamesAid last night revealed the final winners of its 2012 charity vote. Action For Kids, Jigsaw4U, Small Steps, Special Effect and The Willow Foundation were the five charities that got the nod from GamesAid members.To be in the running each charity had to have a turnover of 5m or less …

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GamesAid names charity winners

UK video games charity GamesAid has named the six charities nominated for official support by the organisation’s membership. The lucky winners are Action for Kids, Jigsaw4u, Lifelites, Volunteer Centre Sutton: MAPS, SpecialEffect and The Willow Foundation. Each will receive a donation of 29k, which represents a 74 per cent year-on-year …

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Vote for your games industry charities

Industry body GamesAid is asking members to vote for the charities it will support this year. Nine charities are in the running, all of which generate less than 5m in turnover per year. Voting closes on October 21st. The final few will receive at least 20,000 and be revealed at …

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