What an impressive total for this years Gameblast18, the UK’s largest charity gaming weekend. Gamers from all points of the UK came together on the 23rd to the 25th February and took on gaming marathons and many other gaming related activities to help raise money for SpecialEffect.
SpecialEffect helps people with disabilities to benefit from the fun, inclusion rehabilitation and therapy of video games and they do this all for free, what a charity. https://www.specialeffect.org.uk
In total they have raised over £220,000 ($300,000), this is the largest total this event has ever in its five years of running. Thanks to the likes of Jagex, GAME, Multiplay, Twitch, Insert Coin and Ukie, alongside a host of eSports teams, streamers and studios, this sort of event would not be possible.
Alone Jagex raised over £100.00 and Game and Mulitiplay raised over £41,000.
“It’s an incredibly humbling total,” said Tom Donegan, the charity’s Events Coordinator. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of everyone involved, and to have the support of such a huge number of gamers is a massive boost to our team. As a result of their generosity, many hundreds more people will be able to enjoy the magic of video games for many years.”
The dates for GameBlast19 has been announced as 22-24 February.