UK-based games industry charity GamesAid has raised a spectacular £564,000 over the past 12 months, beating their funding record for the eighth year running.
The figure is a 29% increase on last year’s funding, with the money being split between eight charities: Accuro, Action for Kids, The Clock Tower Sanctuary, Lifelites, MAPS, Safe @ Last, SpecialEffect and Jigsaw 4 U will all receive £70,500 each.
“2015 has been another incredible year for GamesAid,” said GamesAid Chair Emily Britt. “Once again we’ve raised more money, supported more charities and distributed bigger individual cheques than ever before.”
She added: “Before I step down after my three year tenure as a Trustee at Christmas, I am happy to say that GamesAid has never been more supported, stronger and positioned to make a massive difference to the lives of kids and young people throughout the UK. We’re now support the work of eight diverse children’s charities. I’d like encourage anyone involved n the video games industry to become a member today and see what we can achieve next year!”
“GamesAid only exists thanks to the energy, passion and fundraising efforts of the UK video games industry. Thank you so much for your support. You are simply amazing.”
Since its launch in 2007, the charity has raised over £1.7m.