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Full House: GamesAid industry poker tournament raises almost £7,000 for charity

GamesAid broke its own poker tournament fundraising record earlier this week, with the industry chipping in almost 7,000 towards the charity. Relentless Software, the developer behind the Buzz! series of quiz titles, served as one of the sponsors of the evening, as well as the host of the event at …

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GamesAid: A Short History

GamesAid is the spiritual successor to games industry charitable initiatives SoftAid in the 1980s and ESC (The Entertainment Software Charity) in the early noughties, both led by Rod Cousens. GamesAid was formed in late 2007 by the Trustees, Greg Ingham (who was chair, ex CEO of Future Publishing and founder …

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Why you should get involved in GamesAid

Out of all the things that the UK games industry has achieved over the past decade, GamesAid must stand as the best. The industry charity has raised well over 1.2m since it launched to support children from all walks of life. Yet its impact goes beyond changing the lives of …

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GamesAid Tenner raises £3,088 at MCV Awards 2015

Games industry charity GamesAid raised more than 3,000 at last week’s MCV Awards. Attendees of the event were invited to give via either envelope – of which there was one on each table – or by text, by texting GAID1010 to 70070 in order to donate 10. The total amount …

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Top 100 Women in Games: Emily Britt

Emily Britt,PR manager at The PokmonCompany and GamesAid chair, tells MCV about her career working with some of the most iconic titles in video game history Tell us about your career in games. I started as a localisation tester in QA at GT Interactive, testing Abe’s Odyssey and Abe’s Exodus. …

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GMG’s Tracey McGarrigan becomes GamesAid trustee

Games industry charity GamesAid has welcomed Green Man Gaming’s Tracey McGarrigan as its latest trustee. McGarrigan joined the games industry in 2010 as Sci-Fi-London.com’s games editor before subsequently joining GMG as head of global PR and communications. "I’m so proud to now be a trustee,” McGarrigan said. My legs are …

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£438,000: GamesAid smashes industry charity record

At London’s Earls Court today, GamesAid revealed that it had raised 438,000 for seven charities over the last 12 months. It’s a huge increase over the previous year’s 260,000, which in itself was a record for the now six-year old games industry charity. In total, GamesAid has raised over 1.2m …

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GamesAid charity voting opens as funding hits record high

The voting is now open to select which charities will receive money raised by games industry charity GamesAid. The official amount of money has yet to be announced, but it will be the biggest year yet for GamesAid fundraising. Last year, the charity raise 260,000 for Action for Kids, Lifelites, …

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