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GamesAid Raises £564000 for Children's Charities

GamesAid has raised £1.7m in its eight-year history.

GamesAid has raised £564,000 for children’s charities.

The UK charity has donated £70.5K each to Accuro, Action for Kids, The Clock Tower Sanctuary, Lifelites, MAPS, Safe @ Last, SpecialEffect and Jigsaw 4 U.

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“As the only fully democratic charity in the games space”, members of the games industry vote for the charities of their choice annually, mainly supporting children’s charities in the UK, and some overseas causes.

“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.”

“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 [sic] the work of eight diverse children’s charities. I’d like encourage anyone involved in the video games industry to become a member today and see what we can achieve next year!”

Chris Cook from Birmingham, UK, recently entered the Guinness World Records Gamer’s Edition for the longest football video game marathon, in which he streamed FIFA for 48 hours, 49 minutes and 41 seconds to raise money for charity.

Earlier this year, Summer Games Done Quick raised over $1.2 million for Doctors Without Borders.

Vikki Blake is a bonafide – albeit very jumpy – survival horror survivalist. You can find her twittering over at @_vixx and twitching at twitch.tv/vixxiie

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