Tag Archives: gamesaid
Thu, Sep 27, 2012 | 19:10 BST
UK video games charity GamesAid has revealed the winners for its 2012 funding prize. Action For Kids, Jigsaw4U, Small Steps, Special Effect and The Willow Foundation received the plaudits and £36,000 in funding.
Thu, Aug 02, 2012 | 16:29 BST
NCsoft, ArenaNet and Indigo Pearl will sponsor a cycle ride from Cologne to Brighton with proceeds from the three day ride benefiting GamesAid.
Thu, May 03, 2012 | 20:32 BST
UK charity GamesAid has released its annual video which details the monies earned and which charities revived said funds. During 2011, the organization handed out £29,000 each to the following charities: Action for Kids, Jigsaw4u, Lifelites, SpecialEffect, Volunteer Centre Sutton: MAPS, and The Willow Foundation. Watch the video below.
Fri, Mar 02, 2012 | 14:03 GMT
GamesAid has announced NCsoft will sponsor GamesAid which will be running the 26-mile Brighton Marathon on April 15.
Wed, Jan 04, 2012 | 14:46 GMT
UK games charity GamesAid has announced this afternoon that Intent Media founder Stuart Dinsey has become its new chairman. He takes over from Bethesda’s Sarah Seaby, who has acted as the group’s chairperson for the last three years. “Having been in the games business for over 25 years, I know exactly how a lot of people feel about charity. In reality, they want to support it, it is a good thing, but fund-raising has to be done the right way, objectives must be clearly set out and there must be complete transparency and inclusiveness at all times,” he said. “GamesAid fits the criteria above, which is why I am happy to be chairman, but I will be firmly in the background.”
Wed, Dec 07, 2011 | 13:33 GMT
A new PC indie bundle is in the works and will feature titles such as Frozen Synapse, Explodemon and Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee with proceeds benefiting various charities through GamesAid.
Wed, Jul 20, 2011 | 01:27 BST
Codemasters and Steam are throwing a sale on Race Driver: Grid, and donating the proceeds to charity.
Wed, Mar 16, 2011 | 11:47 GMT
Registration is now open for the the sixth GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament, sponsored by Relentless Software. It’s taking place from 7.30pm on the evening of Tuesday, July 19 at The Grosvenor Casino, Brighton Seafront. There are prizes for first, second and third place, and the game’s No Limit Hold ‘Em with a £50 buy-in. Sign up here.
Tue, Jun 29, 2010 | 10:37 BST
GamesAid’s third charity poker tournament will take place on July 13, alongside Develop in Brighton.
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 | 18:26 BST
GamesAid, a game industry charity that aims primarily to help children, has finally figured out a way to make raising money X-treme: by scaling large rocks in dangerously small amounts of time. Rad.
Martyn Northall, Richard Slater, Matt West-Robinson and Dermot Stapleton, employees of Just Flight and Mastertronic, are set to tackle the aptly named Three Peaks Challenge, GI.biz reports. They’ll be scaling three mountains — a total of 26 miles — in under 24 hours. We’re not even sure rockets can move upward that quickly.
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Mon, Jun 22, 2009 | 14:29 BST
GamesAid, a UK games industry charity for children and young people, announced its first company partners, including Codemasters, Eurogamer and Nintendo amongst others.
“GamesAid is all about inclusiveness and raising awareness, whilst at the same time keeping our running costs as low as possible,” said GamesAid chairman, Andy Payne.
“This partnership scheme recognises those companies who have committed to help GamesAid by raising awareness and funds and also contributing services on a pro bono basis.”
Want to get involved? There’s a charity poker tournament at the Grosvenor Casino, Brighton during the Develop Conference & Expo in Brighton in July. So get saving. Players can register here.
Full thing after the break.
Thu, Mar 19, 2009 | 21:00 GMT
The UK’s Princess Anne formally opened the Paddington Academy today.
The specialist school for performing arts, media, business and enterprise was co-funded by the United Learning Trust and GamesAid.
Official classes started in 2007, but the ribbon cutting did not occur until today, with a ceremony attended by volunteers and philanthropists.
“The Academy has been one of the focal points for money raised by our industry over a number of years,” said ELSPA chairman Andy Payne. “It’s a very proud day for everyone involved and a real thrill to be here to witness such a positive learning environment.
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Mon, Jan 19, 2009 | 10:47 GMT
Communications agency Bastion is auctioning off a life-size Pirates of the Caribbean Jack Sparrow statue in order to raise money for the GamesAid charity.
The bidding on Ebay is now at £130 which is nothing these days, so you’ve really got no excuses.
GamesAid “distributes funds to a diverse range of charities; it is a means of giving something back on behalf of the industry.”
By Mike Bowden
Fri, Sep 19, 2008 | 21:03 BST
According to this GI piece, Eurogamer Expo tickets are now on sale, as are tickets to the GamesIndustry.biz Career Fair.
Both events are set to take place at the Old Truman Brewery, October 28-29, as part of the London Games Festival.
Each ticket for the events costs £5 with all proceeds going towards the GamesAid charity.
Registration for the Eurogamer Expo is available here.
Fri, Aug 01, 2008 | 17:14 BST
Tue, Jul 22, 2008 | 10:35 BST
As you can see here, GamesAid’s holding a charity poker tournament at Develop in Brighton on July 29, so if you’re making the trip do the right thing and get involved.
The buy-in’s £50, and re-buys and add-ons will be available on the night. First prize is £500. Take a look.