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GamesAid raised £120,000 for partner charitites in past year

Industry organisation will donate £20,000 to each of six charities

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Games industry charity GamesAid raised £120,000 across 2022 and 2023.

The organisation announced the total during yesterday's Barclays Games Frenzy event in London, adding that the total is over £20,000 more than it managed in 2020/2021 and 2021/2022 combined.

With its fundraising efforts no longer hampered by the pandemic, the organisation returned to running more activities and events, resulting in a donation of £20,000 to each of its six partner charities.

This year's recipients are:

  • AFK, which supports disabled children
  • Autistica Play, which raises funds and awareness for autism research
  • Lifelites, which donates specialist assistive technology to children with life-limiting conditions
  • Solving Kids Cancer, which focuses on aggressive childhood cancers with low survival rates
  • The Clock Tower Sanctuary, a charity supporting homeless young people in Brighton & Hove
  • Winston's Wish, a childhood bereavement charity

"We're so pleased to have raised such a substantial amount of money on behalf of these wonderful causes," said GamesAid co-chair Terry Haynes.

"This fundraising total is testament to the kindness, generosity and open-heartedness of the UK games sector. We look forward to seeing the wonderful positive impact this will have on the causes chosen last year."

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James Batchelor is Editor-in-Chief at GamesIndustry.biz. He is based in Essex and has been a B2B games journalist since 2006