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20 Feb 2014

GamesAid: 2014 Events Calendar

2014 is here and having shaken off those winter blues, the fundraising season is in full swing. There’s already a number of great events lined up where you can play your part and raise money for GamesAid’s deserving...


16 Jan 2014

GamesAid’s new year goodies

  Your New Year’s resolutions may only have lasted as long as New Year’s Day, but Sony has kicked off the new year with some highly desirable, limited edition gaming items for GamesAid’s ever popular ebay store. Fir...


02 Dec 2013

GamesAid’s Festive fundraising programme

’tis the season to be jolly, but it’s also the season for giving and the GamesAid festive calendar is now in full swing, with plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with raising money for great causes this Xmas...


03 Oct 2013

GamesAid’s 2013 Autumn programme

As the days grow short and the nights draw in, we welcome the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, but there’s still plenty of great ways to get involved with GamesAid and help us to another record breaking fundraising ye...


02 Sep 2013

Third annual GamesCom-Brighton bike ride complete!

  The third annual GamesCom-Brighton ride, which has now becoming a regular fixture in the fundraising calendar, was completed last week by GamesAid’s intrepid cyclists with over £5000 raised for this year’s charities...


15 Jul 2013

GamesAid welcomes new trustee

GamesAid is pleased to welcome a new addition to its circle of trustees and it’s highly respected industry veteran Terry Haynes of Hotgen. Terry, who has been a stalwart GamesAid fundraiser for a number of years and is a regu...


01 Jul 2013

Win a car at GamesAid’s Golf and Spa Day!

They say a picture’s worth a thousand words and we’ve got not one, but four great incentives for GamesAid’s annual Golf and Spa Day, which takes place in the sumptuous surrounds of The Grove on July  11th. So whether you...


09 May 2013

Register Now for the Great GamesAid Cologne-Brighton Cycle Challenge!

“Trust me if you do this, you’ll never regret it and it will be one of the best adventures you’ve ever had.” – Cat Channon, founding rider For the past two years an intrepid group of games industry folk led by the...


25 Jan 2013

GamesAid’s 2013 fundraising programme #New!!

What does 2013 have in store for GamesAid? Well, there’s already a number of intriguing events and fundraisers in the pipeline. GamesAid 2013 programme March 13th  Silverstone Half Marathon: Terry Haynes of Hotgen  will be ...


24 Nov 2012

GamesAid gets vocal

It was back in April at the MCV Awards  that Ian Chambers mentioned to Ian Livingstone and I that he had the idea of assembling a choir and performing a live concert, in front of real people, entirely made up of people from ...


13 Nov 2012

505 Games’ Rugby outing

With the autumn internationals kicking off in earnest last week, 505 Games stepped up to the line out to take a group of SpecialEffect children and dads to a fantastic day out at the England versus Fiji game at Twickenham Nine...


08 Nov 2012

Singing for their supper: Games On Song

GamesAid is delighted, excited and now looking forward to the first performance of the GamesAid Choir taking place on December 19th at St. Stephen’s, Rosslyn Hill, London. Games On Song, the brainchild of Ian Chambers, IG...


24 Sep 2012

GamesAid Voting 2012 is now closed

Thank you so much to everyone who voted this year. We have smashed our records for new members joining and votes cast.   We will be announcing the results later this week and presenting the successful Charities with their ...


13 Sep 2012

GamesAid 2012 Charity Voting NOW OPEN

12th Sept 2012. London, UK. British videogames industry based Charity GamesAid is calling for its members to vote for the charities they would like to receive financial support in the next round of funding. Following on from t...


01 Sep 2012

Alison & Angela’s 8K

Alison Greagsby and Angela Dickson are taking part in the Running4Women Windsor 8k on the 06th Otober, raising money for GamesAid in the process.  Please support them by sponsoring them at their JustGiving Page.


30 Aug 2012

Cyclothon UK 2012

Nintendo UK will be entering 2 teams in to the Cyclothon UK at Brands Hatch on the 13th September 2012. One team will take part in an 8 hour challenge (11:30 – 19:30), and the other team in the 12 hour challenge (07:30 – 19...


26 Aug 2012

Cat Channon completes her year of madness

Although 2012 is not over and Miss Channon is more than capable of coming up with some other self inflicted challenge, we are delighted to say that after running a marathon, leading the Cologne to Brighton cycle trek and attemp...


22 Aug 2012

Mobile Pie Half Marathon

Will and Dan from Mobile Pie are at it again, this time they are running the Bristol Half Marathon on the 30th of September and will be raising money for GamesAid. Every penny helps so please feel free to donate whatever you ca...


18 Jul 2012

Nick’s Year of Biking Madness!!

Nick Haywood, from SteelSeries is doing a whole bunch of charity bike rides this year, all over the country and beyond! He’ll be riding to various places from London, such as Reading and Brighton (3 times), he’ll be...


04 Jul 2012

Mastertronic Challenge 2012 – Yorkshire 3 Peaks

On Saturday 25th August 2012, six unfit Mastertronic employees (five current and one former) will be taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge. This original 3 Peaks Challenge involves trekking over 24 miles with a total ascent...


02 Jul 2012

GamesAid Christmas Concert

IGN Entertainment’s Ian Chambers is organising the first-ever GamesAid Christmas Concert, taking place on the 19th December at St Stephen’s, Rosslyn Hill. We are currently looking for people to perform a musical piece, sing...


29 Jun 2012

Develop Industry Excellence Awards 2012 GamesAid Tenner

This year’s Develop Awards take place on Wednesday 11th July at the Brighton Hilton Metropole. For those lucky enough to be going don’t forget to bring your GamesAid Tenner along with you on the night or alternatively y...


28 Jun 2012

The Fabulous GamesAid Quiz Night – SOLD OUT

The inaugural GamesAid Pub Quiz sponsored by 505 Games sold out in just 24 hours. Thanks for your amazing support, and if you missed out this time DON’T PANIC – we’re sure there will be another one!


26 Jun 2012

The FABULOUS GamesAid Quiz Night, sponsored by 505 Games, hosted by Jamie Firth and Richard Churchill

The inaugural GamesAid Pub Quiz sponsored by 505 Games will take place on the Thursday 19th July at The Horseshoe in Clerkenwell from 7pm for a 7:30pm start. It’s £10 entry per person with 4 players per team. To register you...


20 Jun 2012

Develop Industry Excellence Awards 2012 GamesAid Tenner

This year’s Develop Awards take place on Wednesday 11th July at the Brighton Hilton Metropole. For those lucky enough to be going don’t forget to bring your GamesAid Tenner along with you on the night or alternatively y...


06 Jun 2012

Football match raises over £1000 for GamesAid

It was Media vs Industry last month at an 11-a-side match at The County Ground – donated by EA who are one of the sponsors of Swindon Town FC. The teams were managed by Future’s Richard Kieth (media) and Get Games’ Graeme...


31 May 2012

Calling All Budding Football Fanciers and Top Tipsters!

GamesAid Football Champion Tipster Competition Offers Up Free Football Manager 2012 Download for First 200 Entrants. 2012 is already set to be an astonishing summer of sport and anticipation for the upcoming activities has spre...


30 May 2012

SEGA GamesAid Cricket Challenge rasies £2420 for GamesAid

Now in its third year, the SEGA GamesAid Cricket Challenge saw 44 intrepid games industry cricketers play 4 games over 7 hours in aid of GamesAid at Kew Cricket Club. To date the day raised £2420 for GamesAid. John Clark (SEGA...


28 May 2012

GameHack raises £474 for GamesAid

GameHack, the overnight hackathon which took place on the 28th and 29th April at Pinewood Studios, raised £474.05 for GamesAid. A big thanks to Georgina Mackenzie at Toytek and Tiga.


23 May 2012

Mobile Pie Runners raise over £1000 for GamesAid

Congratulations to Will Luton, Daniel Twombey and Tom Dowding from Mobile Pie who completed the gruelling Bristol 10K on Sunday 20th May, raising £1140 for GamesAid. A big thanks to them and everyone who sponsored them.


21 May 2012

MAPs host drop in games morning

Many thanks to one of our supported charities MAPs (Volunteer Centre Sutton) who hosted a drop in games morning on Saturday for some of the kids they work with & for also inviting kids from another supported charity Jigsaw...


17 May 2012

GamesAid Golf and Spa Day 2012

The Industry’s 5th Annual Summer GamesAid Charity Golf & Spa Day is being held on Thursday 12th July 2012 at The Grove in Watford. The golf day is sold out and there are just 8 spaces left for the spa day and 5 table...


16 May 2012

GamesAid eBay account

The GamesAid eBay account, which can be found here, has raised £79,310 since June 2009 and currently has approximately 350 lines, so is well worth checking out. For sports fans items on sale at the moment include signed boots ...


15 May 2012

Tour de GamesAid raises £610

On Sunday 13th a team from Square Enix Europe, organised by Paul O’Sullivan, took part in a gruelling bicycle based challenge, cycling from London to Brighton and raising £610 for GamesAid. A big thanks for their effort ...


03 May 2012

2012 GamesAid Video released

GamesAid has released its annual video featuring the six charities that received the most votes from its members and who all received a donation of £29,000 each in 2011. The six charities featured were; Action for Kids, Jigsaw...


02 May 2012

GamesAid Poker Tournament at Develop 2012

The seventh GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament, sponsored by Relentless Software and Eurogamer, will take place from 8pm on the evening of Tuesday 10th July 2012 at The Grosvenor Casino, Brighton Seafront. The game is Texas Hold...


02 May 2012

Cat’s Challenge

NCsoft superwoman Cat Channon has completed part 1 of her challenge (running the Brighton marathon), but still has parts 2 and 3 to go: cycling across Europe from gamescom to Brighton before heading strait to Gilbratar where sh...


01 May 2012

GamesAid eBay account donations

Many thanks to Jonathan Weinberg who has been donating his extensive collection of games etc to the GamesAid eBay account, raising over £1400 so far. If you fancy doing the same please send your old games, merchandise etc to G...


25 Apr 2012

The EA / Future Swindon Town FC GamesAid Challenge Cup

If you thought your chance of strutting your stuff at a professional football ground had long since passed you by well think again. Electronic Arts and Future Publishing have combined to bring you the chance to play at Swindon ...


25 Apr 2012

MCV Awards GamesAid Tenner raises over £4,000 for GamesAid

Guests and sponsors of this year’s MCV Awards have raised over £4,000 for GamesAid. The annual GamesAid Tenner initiative saw monies raised via online and on the night from all corners of the business. A big thanks to In...


24 Apr 2012

NCsoft GamesAid British London 10K

The NCsoft GamesAid British London 10K team are ready to take in the sights of central on the 8th July. Please show your support for Gavin Johnson, Scott Garrod, Harald Simon, Becky Lindon, Tom Wallace, Ed Rowlands, Jack Banner...


18 Apr 2012

Brighton Marathon Teams raise £10,000 for GamesAid

A big congratulations to the NCsoft GamesAid Brighton Marathon Team: Andy Payne, Cat Channon, Chole Gusti, Mark Ward, Dom & Chris Mingay who all completed the marathon on Sunday. Massive thanks go to Rosemarie Dalton (Beth...


16 Apr 2012

Grand National Sweepstake

Jamie Firth and Grace Harriman-Read were the two winners of our annual GamesAid Grand National Sweepstake thanks to their selection, Neptune Collonges, getting up by a nose to win the big race on Saturday. Both will be receivin...


04 Apr 2012

Grand National Sweepstake is back!

Following on from a hugely successful 2011 debut, the Grand National Sweepstake is back. All you have to do is donate £10 to GamesAid via the JustGiving Page and you’ll be entered. We’ll draw the horses on Thursday 12th Ap...


04 Apr 2012

Andy Payne returns as Trustee

It gives the Trustees great pleasure to announce that Andy Payne has rejoined GamesAid as a Trustee. We are delighted to have him back and in Andy’s own words “‘I was always advised by those who thought they k...


04 Apr 2012

GamesAid United vs Chelsea Old Boys raises £2510 for GamesAid

A big thanks to Koch Media and MCV for organising the GamesAid United vs Chelsea Old Boys match on the 16th March. A big thanks also to all of the players who took part, raising £2510 for GamesAid, although they lost the match...


03 Apr 2012

SJS London 5-aside Football Tournament raise £1610 for GamesAid

A big thanks to the folks at SJS for organising the 5-aside tournament at the Lucozade Powerleague Centre in Wembley on the 27th March. They raised £1610 for GamesAid whith Generation:Swapit winning the tournament, followed by...


28 Mar 2012

The FanCensus 24 Hour Live Game-A-Thon

Derek Bashford, Emma Bennett, Steve Harradence, Ryan Janes and the rest of FanCensus will be hosting a special event. Beginning Friday April 20th at 18:00 they will start streaming a 24 hour gaming marathon on their Justin TV c...


28 Mar 2012

GameHack Event to raise money for GamesAid

GameHack, taking place on the 28th and 29th April at Pinewood Studios, provides participants with the opportunity to think creatively and develop an original game under pressure within just 24 hours. It enables participants to ...


27 Mar 2012

Run Relentless Run 2012!

After months of training and with only a few weeks to go, Relentless runners Andy Buchanan, Paul Woodbridge, Paul Grimstone and Giles Armstrong are also set to tackle the Brighton Marathon. This year the team is looking to doub...


23 Mar 2012

Guildford Games Night Challenge raises £2300 for GamesAid

A big thanks to Joe Samuels and everyone at Supermassive Games for organising the inaugural Guildford Games Night Challenge . The night was a massive success with around 200 people attending, raising £2300 for GamesAid. Teams ...


22 Mar 2012

Dave Noble dominates Cheltenham Tipping Comp

Four frantic days of racing are over and now the dust has settled, we have a winner. Dave Noble took a gamble (obviously) and placed his entire virtual bank on Rock on Ruby in the big race on Tuesday, who duly won at odds of 11...


22 Mar 2012

SEGA GamesAid Cricket Challenge Cup

The SEGA GamesAid Cricket Challenge Cup returns for a third year on 23rd May at Kew Green Cricket Club. Four teams will be competiting with an entrance fee of £50 per player. If you would like to play then contact the GameAid ...


21 Mar 2012

Lifelites donate the Xbox Kinect as part of their technology packages to children in hospices

Lifelites install packages of fun and educational technology for children into all 44 children’s hospices in the UK. The packages are full of state-of-the-art technology, and some of it is especially designed for children wit...


17 Mar 2012

MCV Industry Excellence Awards 2012 GamesAid Tenner

This year’s MCV Awards ceremony takes place on Thursday 19th April at the Lancaster London Hotel and marks the 10th Anniversary of the event. For those lucky enough to be going don’t forget to bring your GamesAid Tenner...


14 Mar 2012

Jigsaw4u continue to help children and young people using the support they have received from GamesAid

A. aged 15 years witnessed her father’s death at the family home in 2011 in traumatic circumstances. Jigsaw4u completed a home visit to meet with the family and it was identified that 1:1 support would be more beneficial to A...


08 Mar 2012

Ella and Chloe – doing it for themselves thanks to SpecialEffect and GamesAid

Ella and Chloe both have motor control problems that make it difficult for them to join in physical activities with their friends. Computer gaming is the one activity that can offer them equal and independent inclusion, but the...


07 Mar 2012

Win the chance to play against the Chelsea Old Boys

Ever wanted to play against the Chelsea Old Boys? What if you could do it for a charity? Well, now you can! Koch Media and MCV are organising a football match between the games industry and some of Chelsea FC’s past icons to ...


06 Mar 2012

Tour de GamesAid

A team from Square Enix Europe will be taking part in a gruelling bicycle based challenge on Sunday 13th May in order to raise money for GamesAid. Paul O’Sullivan, Julien Ognier, Tiago Silva, Zane Smith, Antonio Marfuggi,...


01 Mar 2012

Volunteer Centre Sutton: MAPS continues to help 5-19 year olds thanks to GamesAid

GamesAid has helped Volunteer Centre Sutton: MAPS to continue to offer mentoring and peer support service for some of societies most vulnerable and marginalised children and young people from ages 5-19yrs. One such example is L...


29 Feb 2012

Win a PS Vita with GamesAid!

Following on from the success of the event last year, we’re pleased to announce the return of the Cheltenham Festival Tipping Competition. The format has changed slightly this year, entrance costs £10 and you will be given a...


27 Feb 2012

New GamesAid Video

We would like to say a big thank you to Brian Holmes who recently shot and edited the new GamesAid video and also shot and edited last year’s video for us. For more information on the services that Brian can offer please cont...


23 Feb 2012

Richard ‘Dickie’ Stickler

Here at GamesAid we are used to seeing really fab things happen and good vibes coming from all the hard work that the members continue to put in tirlessly. But last week, we got some really bad news through. One of our former T...


23 Feb 2012

Willow Foundation continues to fund special day experiences for younger adults thanks to GamesAid

GamesAid has helped the Willow Foundation to fund special day experiences for younger adults aged 16-40 like Ryan, 23. Before Ryan was diagnosed with a brain tumour, the aspiring writer had been living the carefree life of a st...


15 Feb 2012

GamesAid Golf and Spa Day 2012

The 5th Annual Summer Charity Golf & Spa Day for GamesAid is being held on Thursday 12th July 2012 at The Grove in Watford, the venue of Tiger Woods’ victory in the American Express Championship in 2006. Hopefully yo...


15 Feb 2012

New ‘Big Girl’s Chair’ for Saheba Qadeer thanks to GamesAid and Action For Kids

GamesAid is delighted to announce that thanks to our members and our work with the disabled children’s charity, Action For Kids, we have revamped a specialist powered wheelchair for Saheba Qadeer, the little girl who appears ...


15 Feb 2012

Mobile Pie Runners 2012

Once again in 2012 Mobile Pie will be running the gruelling Bristol 10K in the name of GamesAid. This year they want to dobule the amount raised to £1,000. If Tim Schafer can do it, they can do it for charity. Please sponsor t...


13 Feb 2012

SJS London 5-aside Football Tournament

The folks at SJS are organising a 5-aside tournament at Wembley in March which they hope will raise £2,000 for GamesAid. They have been offered space at the Lucozade Powerleague Centre on the afternoon of the 27th March for th...


10 Feb 2012

Supermassive Games presents Guildford Games Night Challenge!

It’s time to settle once and for all which Guildford Studio is the best where it really counts! On the pitch and rocking the main stage! Supermassive Games are hosting the inaugural Guildford Games Night Challenge, a fun ...


08 Feb 2012

PRMageddon raises £700 for GamesAid

PRMageddon, the annual event for PRs to show their love and appreciation to the wonderful journalists that are so vital to the games industry has raised £700 for GamesAid. A big thanks to GamesAid Ambassador, Stefan McGarry fr...


01 Feb 2012

Nick’s gamescom to Brighton Ride

Nick Haywood, from SteelSeries, will joining Cat on her ride from gamescom to Brighton. Last year Nick got back into mountain biking so when Cat asked for volunteers to do the gamescom to Brighton ride, it seemed like a perfect...


26 Jan 2012

littleBIGbunch’s debut a big success

GamesAid is delighted to announce that the inaugural littleBIGbunch successfully closed, raising significant funds from its launch on December 14th through to closing on January 2nd. Over 20,000 gamers registered for the bundle...


26 Jan 2012

SEGA GamesAid Challenge Cup

GamesAid are pleased to announce that the 3rd annual SEGA GamesAid Challenge Cup will be staged again at Kew Green in London in May 2012, anyone interested in taking part should contact Graeme Struthers. Last year, 4 teams of g...


26 Jan 2012

Nintendo donation to GamesAid eBay account raises £2444 so far

A big thanks to Nintendo who sent a van load of products (games, hardware etc) to GamesAid for selling on eBay. So far this generous donation has raised £2444 for GamesAid with lots more still to go. The GamesAid eBay account,...


18 Jan 2012

1 woman, 6 countries, 2 continents

NCsoft superwoman Cat Channon is at it again for GamesAid. This summer she has set herself the incredible task of running her first ever marathon, cycling across Europe from gamescom to Brighton before heading strait to Gilbrat...


12 Jan 2012

Stuart Dinsey new GamesAid Chair

We would like to say a big thank you to Sarah Seaby for her time and hard work as GamesAid Chair and Trustee. Sarah joined the trustees in August 2008 and has overseen GamesAid ’s massive successes over the past few years, in...


23 Dec 2011

Thank you for a fantastic year

We would like to say a HUGE thanks to all our members, ambassadors and trustees for making this GamesAid’s most successful year. Thanks to your amazing fund raising efforts we have managed to award £174,000 to our six el...


22 Dec 2011

Jeff crosses the Atlantic

Jeff Tawney has sailed across the Atlantic with 3 friends – Mike Dunning, Nigel Dunning and Jan Burgess – in a small, leaky, bouncy boat called Geronimo. They left the Canaries on the 30th November and 20 days later...


02 Dec 2011

eBay Initiative Raises 35 Big Ones!

GamesAid is thrilled to announce another successful fundraising year on eBay with a grand total of £34,085 raised so far this year. Run by a crack team of do-gooders at The Producers, the bid savvy bunch take receipt of old me...


30 Nov 2011

Shop online and raise money for GamesAid

By registering for free at easyfundraising you can raise money for GamesAid by simply shopping at your favourite online retailer, such as Amazon, eBay or John Leiws. Once registered, you’re ready to shop and raise money! ...


23 Nov 2011

Zelda Marathon raises £1,312 for GamesAid

Many thanks to a group of students at Bournemouth University who from 10:00am on the 11th November 2011 held a Zelda marathon to celebrate both the 25th anniversary of The Legend of Zelda franchise and the release of The Legend...


18 Nov 2011

Gem Golf & Spa Day 2011 raises over £60K for GamesAid!

GamesAid is proud to announce that the Gem Golf & Spa Day 2011 raised a whopping £62,607.56 which is an increase of 19% on the 2010 event. This is the single biggest fund raising event of the year for GamesAid and Chair S...


17 Nov 2011

Special Effect set eye gaming world record

Accessible gaming charity, SpecialEffect, which has just received £29,000 from GamesAid, demonstrated the power of their work was when they set a Guinness world record for eye control gaming at the recent Eurogamer Expo. You c...


16 Nov 2011

2K5K Fun Run raises £4,960

A big thank you to GamesAid Ambassador Emily Britt & her colleagues at 2K & Take Two who raised £4,960 through a 5K run around Windsor Great Park. This total included $2,000 generously donated by Take Two. A thank yo...


09 Nov 2011

Jeff’s Atlantic Sail

Jeff Tawney shall be sailing across the Atlantic with 3 soon-to-be-ex-friends – Mike Dunning, Nigel Dunning and Jan Burgess – in a small, leaky, bouncy boat called Geronimo. They set sail from the Canaries on 1st De...


09 Nov 2011

Samantha’s 10K Run

Samantha Whale, who was the UKs first professional salaried female gamer and is currently Marketing & Business Development Executive at Universally Speaking, will be running the British 10k London Run 2012, raising money f...


09 Nov 2011

Cat’s Christmas Cakes for the Kids

After the sell-out success of 2010′s Christmas bake-a-thon, Cat Channon from NCsoft is back in the kitchen again. Once more she’ll be baking a limited number of Christmas cakes, charging £50 a piece and donating al...


08 Nov 2011

NCsoft GamesAid Brighton Marathon

The NCsoft GamesAid Brighton marathon team are ready to rumble. Please show your support for Andy Payne, Gary Knight, David Corless, Cat Channon, Chole Gusti, Mark Ward, Graeme Struthers, Ryan Wiltshire, David Miller & Cou...


07 Nov 2011

GamesAid Rugby World Cup Sweepstake

David Knox and David Walker have won the GamesAid Rugby World Cup sweepstake! They will be receiving a copy of the official Rugby World Cup 2011 video game courtesy of 505 Games and a RFU goody bag courtesy of the English RFU. ...


04 Nov 2011

Games Aid Announces this year’s Successful Charities

GamesAid is pleased to announce the six charities that received the most votes from you, our members, and will go on to receive a donation of £29,000 each. This represents a 74% increase in donations year on year. The six char...


01 Nov 2011

Namco X Capcom presents: The Industry GamesAid Fight Club Christmas Special!

In the eternal struggle for superiority, sometimes rivals must put their differences aside… Namco X Capcom are doing the unthinkable to bring you: The Industry GamesAid Fight Club Christmas Special on the 2nd December 201...


29 Oct 2011

Calling all darts players

The GamesAid Darts Night returns on Wednesday 23rd November and is being held at the Horseshoe in Clerkenwell London EC1 – the same venue as last time. Entrance costs just £20 – simply register your interest with David Wal...


21 Oct 2011

Zelda Marathon

Students are hosting a Zelda Marathon to celebrate 25 years of Zelda as well as the upcoming The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword release and are raising funds for GamesAid. The marathon will start at 10am on 11th November 2011. ...


12 Oct 2011

Replay Expo Charity After-Show Party

The Replay Expo Charity After-Show Party is being held on 5th November 2011 at the Hilton Hotel, North Promenade, Blackpool. There will be music provided by the awesome Nintendisco, discounted bar, raffle with amazing prizes, o...


07 Oct 2011

Voting is good for the soul

As GamesAid members, you are now able to vote for one of the charities that fellow members have nominated and trustees have cleared. Simply log into www.gamesaid.org, go into the members section and you will be able to see whic...


30 Sep 2011

Eurogamer Expo Party…huge success

A big thanks goes out to Eurogamer and sponsors OnLive, Bethesda and NCsoft for organising one of the best industry party’s of the year, last Friday 23rd at the Pembroke. A staggering £10,150 was raised for GamesAid through ...


30 Sep 2011

The Midlife Gamer after Party raises £2000 for GamesAid

Midlife Gamer held their Eurogamer after party on Sat 24th at O’Neil’s Pub and Grill in Earls Court, inviting the Midlife Gamer community, game publishers, developers and PR as well as game enthusiasts from all corn...


30 Sep 2011

GamesAid on YouTube

GamesAid can now be found on Youtube. Check out our latest video!


30 Sep 2011

Ghost Hunting and Gaming Night

Partylan have teamed up with Ghost Hunt Events and Fort Horsted to bring an ultimate gaming event on October 21st (for over 18s only). With hourly FEAR Gaming Tournaments and Ghost Hunting, it promises to be a unique night to r...


30 Sep 2011

Cyclothon UK – Well done to SEGA and Nintendo

Well done to Cyclothon teams from SEGA and Nintendo that endured 8 or 12 hours of cycling around the iconic Brands Hatch circuit on 15th September. So far both teams have raised a total of £2840 for GamesAid.


20 Sep 2011

Eurogamer Expo Party Sold Out

Tickets to this years Eurogamer Expo Party are now sold out. Thank you to all of those who have bought tickets and we look forward to seeing you from 7pm this Friday at The Pembroke.


13 Sep 2011

Screaming Lord Hatch’s Invitation XI win SEGA Cup Challenge

Another wonderful September day at Kew Cricket Club, Kew Green, London saw 4 teams of games industry cricketers play two limited overs matches each. The SEGA All Stars (captained by John Clark) lost ‘narrowly’ to Screaming ...


12 Sep 2011

Retro Game-A-Thon

Dazz from VG Resource is intending to carry out a 24 hour retro game-a-thon with his friend Greg. They will be playing through as many retro videogames as they possibly can from start to finish for a straight 24 hours raising m...


09 Sep 2011

Rugby World Cup Sweepstake

GamesAid Ambassador Chloe Giusti has organised a Rugby World Cup Sweepstake with entrance costing just £10 to put you in with a chance of winning yourself some official Rugby World Cup 2011 video games goodies courtesy of 505 ...


09 Sep 2011

Sponsored Broadcast

Joe Styrka from GamerFM will be carrying out a sponsored 12 hour live broadcast from epic.SEVEN running between the 20th and 23 October 2011. His broadcast will start at 4.00pm on Thursday 20th October and during the show there...


01 Sep 2011

Last chance to nominate

You have until midnight on the 2nd September to nominate one charity that you feel would be appropriate for GamesAid to support financially. GamesAid looks to support smaller UK based charities that focus on children and young ...


01 Sep 2011

Thanks!

Many thanks to David Noble for the donation of his winnings from a recent poker tournament.


01 Sep 2011

2K5K Fun Run

GamesAid Ambassador Emily Britt & her colleagues at 2K & Take Two are going to run 5K around Windsor Great Park to raise money for GamesAid on September 15th 2011. Please show your support by sponsoring them here.


26 Aug 2011

Cycling Update

We would like to say a big thank you to Des Gayle, Cat Channon and Nathan Irvine who have recently raised money for GamesAid in two separate cycling trips. GamesAid Ambassador Des Gayle along with 2 of his mates cycled from Lon...


22 Aug 2011

Eurogamer Expo Party

The Eurogamer Expo Party, sponsored by OnLive and NCsoft, returns again this year on Friday 23rd September from 7pm onwards at The Pembroke, 261 Old Brompton Road, Earls Court, London, SW5 9JA – just a five minute walk fr...


22 Aug 2011

Cyclothon UK 2011

Nintendo UK will be entering 2 teams in to the Cyclothon UK at Brands Hatch on the 15th September 2011. One team will take part in an 8 hour challenge (11:30 – 19:30), and the other team in the 12 hour challenge (07:30 &#...


18 Aug 2011

A big thanks to:

Mark Ward, Andy Eades, the team at Relentless and all 70 players who took part in the poker tournament down in Brighton at Develop. First place was taken by Richard Sturgess from Universally Speaking, second place by Owen Hill ...


16 Aug 2011

Joel Benton runs and runs for GamesAid

Joel Benton has been running each and every day since January 1st. Originally he just wanted to know how many days in a row he could run without a day off, presuming he’d get to about 25 days before either injury or other cir...


10 Aug 2011

European Console League raise £725 GamesAid

The European Console League recently raised £725 for GamesAid at their event at Loughborough University on the 30th and 31st July. £1 from every team ticket sold was donated to GamesAid In addition as Loughborough University ...


10 Aug 2011

Midlifergamer.net raffle at Eurogamer Expo

The guys at midlifegamer.net are meeting up on Sunday 24th Sept right after Eurogamer Expo for a few beers, a pub quiz & a charity raffle at pub nearby. Click the link to learn more – all welcome. The idea is that ga...


10 Aug 2011

Dolph’s 10K run

Dolph, the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of PS3 Attitude, a PlayStation 3 news website is running the UK hardest 10K run in November for GamesAid. He has just a few short months of training before he takes part in Men’s ...


10 Aug 2011

Roll up, roll up for the The GamesAid Pool Tournament

Chalk your cues for the first ever GamesAid Pool Tournament on Thursday 1st September 2011. The tournament will take place from 7.00pm at Hurricane Rooms, Kings Cross, 368 Grays Inn Rd, London, WC1X 8BB. The idea is for everyon...


04 Aug 2011

John’s crazy ‘yak adventure

Media Molecule Action Man, John Beech, is planning a little sailboat trip around the UK. We say little, he’s actually going to be covering 2450 miles! His mission is to Kayak around the country in a bit of plastic shaped like...


03 Aug 2011

Sega Challenge Cup

The Scots are not exactly known for cricket, aside from Mike Denness of course, but that all changed last year when GamesAid Ambassador Graeme Struthers teamed up with John Clark’s boys at Sega to launch the Sega Challenge Cu...


03 Aug 2011

gamescom to Brighton charity cycle ride

Part time Wonder Woman and GamesAid Ambassador, Cat Channon and Games Radar’s very own Chris Hoy, Nathan Irvine, are going to cycle back from gamescom in Cologne, Germany to the NCsoft offices at Mocatta House in Brighton, En...


03 Aug 2011

London to Paris charity cycle ride

GamesAid Ambassador Des Gayle along with 2 of his mates are cycling from London to Paris on August 18th – that is over 300 miles on a bike! Please help Des reach his target by heading over to http://www.justgiving.com/3guys-3...


29 May 2011

Great people who deserve our thanks ….

We just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to the following individuals & companies who have been raising money for GamesAid this year In no particular order : Frugal Gaming Mobile Pie Runners – 10k run Sticktwiddlers.co...


24 May 2011

Josh Hardman play Fifa 11 online for 24 hours for GamesAid

Josh Hardman is playing Fifa 11 online for 24 hours commencing 10am June 11th 2011 He is after sponsorship and people to play with/against him. – Simply add his Xbox Live gamertag (J0shUK) and send him a message on or bef...


18 May 2011

Liz Martin, Ichi Design runs for GamesAid

Liz doesn’t run. , in fact up until recently she wouldn’t even run to the off license when it was about to shut. She knows 10K is not really that far for a lot of people like those who run marathons, climb Everest, ...


17 May 2011

The Edinburgh Marathon

Ryan Warland & Adam Russell are running the Edinburgh marathon in aid of GamesAid this Sunday 22nd May 2010. They are both Games Computing graduates from the University of Lincoln and Adam is currently working within the i...


17 May 2011

GamesAid Swindon Debut

Once in a lifetime opportunity to play football at a League One football ground and raise money for Charity GamesAid is happy to announce a fundraiser giving people an opportunity to play football at the home of league one team...


16 May 2011

GamesAid ‘Over 40′s’ raises £845 for GamesAid

The Strollers 3 vs Diss Utd 2 Paddington London 12th May 2011 – assorted veterans of the games industry assembled, for the GamesAid, sponsored by Rising Star Games, over 40′s football match, some wondering if their ...


09 Apr 2011

Grand National Sweepstake Winners

David Wilson and Stuart Dinsey both win a 3DS! courtesy of Ballabriggs. Congratulations!!!


08 Apr 2011

2nd Sweepstake for the Grand National is announced!

The horses for the 2nd Grand National sweep have been drawn so one of these lucky people will win a 3DS! 1. Aaron Ludlow – The Midnight Club 2. Alex Cook – Quinz 3. Andy Lamb – Santa’s Son 4. Caroline Miller – Big Fel...


08 Apr 2011

Runners and riders announced!

The horses for the 1st Grand National sweep have been drawn so one of these people will win a 3DS! 1. Alice Carlisle – Santa’s Son 2. Andy Cole – The Tother One 3. Andy Nutall – Don’t Push It 4. Andy Payne – Or Noir...


04 Apr 2011

Grand National Sweepstake Competiton

GRAND COMPETITION FOR A NATIONAL TREASURE – GAMESAID SWEEPSTAKE TIME! After the success of the Cheltenham Festival Tipping Competition which raised a whacking £250 for GamesAid, Ambassador Steve Key is running a Grand Nation...


24 Mar 2011

Sticktwiddlers Attempt 4 World Records for GamesAid

Props to the lovely people at StickTwiddlers (www.sticktwiddlers.com ) who are aiming to break 4 World, yes 4 records for marathon gaming on March 25th. All money goes to GamesAid so if you can sponsor these lovely people, plea...


16 Mar 2011

Japanese Tsunami Appeal

The People of Japan NEED everyone’s help! Like so many people, we have been overwhelmed with the images from Japan of the devastation that has descended on the people there since Friday. Each hour reveals images of complete a...


11 Mar 2011

GamesAid Darts Championship

An amazing night all round saw Ben Nelson and Stephen Morrison of Beautiful Game Studios beat Ned Browning and Matt O’Driscoll in the final Over 50 players in the wonderful London EC1 setting of The Horseshoe enjoyed a ni...


09 Mar 2011

Mobile Pie Running 10K for Charity GamesAid

Bristol, UK, 9th March 2011 – Will Luton and Daniel Twomey of the award winning studio Mobile Pie (developers of B-Boy Beats and My Star) today announced they would participate in the 2011 Bristol 10K in support of GamesAid. ...


07 Mar 2011

3DS to be won in Cheltenham Festival Tipping Competition

GamesAid has announced newest fundraising initiative around the forthcoming horse racing event, The Cheltenham Festival. The Festival features four days of top class jump racing and hundreds of equine stars at the peak of their...


02 Mar 2011

GamesAid Inaugural Darts Championship

Sharpen your ‘arras for the first ever GamesAid Darts Evening on Wednesday 9th March. Starting from 6.30pm at The Horseshoe, 24 Clerkenwell Close, London, EC1R 0AG The idea is for everyone to have a bit of fun, so experience ...


09 Nov 2010

Action for Kids

We received this amazing letter from one of the charities you have chosen to support this year, Action for Kids Action For Kids funds vital high-tech and custom-built mobility equipment, not available on the NHS, for disabled c...


30 Oct 2010

GamesAid Christmas Party

The good news is we are having a GamesAid Members Christmas party which will be in London on Thursday December 9th, starting at 7pm. The location is just being finalised but we will only have 50 tickets which will be on a first...


22 Oct 2010

Half a century

We have passed 500 members, hurrah!!


22 Oct 2010

5 charities GamesAid will support this year

The result of your votes for the charities you want to support this year have been counted and we can now announce the 5 charities that were successful so here goes, in no particular order! Action for Kids Families Need Fathers...


16 Oct 2010

The voting has closed for this year!

The annual vote has now closed for another year and we have had a record number of votes cast, thanks to you the members. We will be announcing the 5 winning charities next Friday 22nd October. Don’t forget to tell your f...


13 Oct 2010

Gilo Marathon Challenge

Gilo Armstrong is a GamesAid Ambassador who also works at Relentless Software. This brave man has started his preparation for the Brighton Marathon next spring. You can sponsor Gilo at http://www.justgiving.com/the-gilo-maratho...


13 Oct 2010

GamesAid voting closes in 2 days!!

Don’t forget, the voting is now officially open. You all get one vote for the charity of your choice from the eight charities that got through the due diligence process. All you do is log into the members’ part of this site...


08 Oct 2010

The Boys from Dundee did us all proud

A massive thanks to the boys from Dundee who completed the Loch Ness Marathon last weekend. Comprised of ex-Realtime Worlds employees, Colin Macdonald, Hugh Malan, Andy Elder, Paul MacGillvray, and Rory Kelly (from Dundee compa...


05 Oct 2010

A Relentless Bakery

Props go to the team at Relentless Software who organised a Bake-Off a couple of weeks back, raising £226.56 for GamesAid, rumour was the cup cakes were of Peyton & Byrne standard!


04 Oct 2010

Vote for your charity

The voting is now officially open. All members get one vote for the charity of your choice from the eight charities that got through the due diligence process. All you do is log into the members’ part of this site and you wil...


07 Sep 2010

Buy your tickets for the Eurogamer Expo party now!

There’s going to be a big games industry party at this year’s Eurogamer Expo! It’s taking place at the end of the first day of the show (Friday 1st October), just around the corner from Earls Court. Top DJs Kr...


07 Sep 2010

Tomorrow’s inaugural GamesAid Cricket Challenge Cup

Tomorrow sees the inaugural GamesAid Cricket Challenge Cup hosted by the lovely people at SEGA at Kew Green in London. The competition comprises of four teams competing in 10/10 matches and is on track to raise over £2,200 for...


20 Jul 2010

Joystick Junkies are 10 years old!!

Joystick Junkies, the British fashion label, are celebrating their 10th birthday in style at the stunning Home House on Portman Square in aid of children’s charity DEBRA and GAMESAID Thursday 22nd July Home House,21 Portman S...


20 Jul 2010

Third Annual GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament raises £3,500

We are proud to confirm GamesAid has raised £3,500 from the third annual charity poker tournament, held at the Develop Conference in Brighton. Sponsored and brilliantly organised by Relentless Software and GamesAid Ambassador,...


08 Jul 2010

The 2010 GamesAid/Develop Poker Tournament

The fifth GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament will take place from 8pm on the evening of Tuesday 13th July 2010 at The Grosvenor Casino, Brighton Seafront. The game is Texas Hold ‘Em No Limit with a £50 buy-in. Cash re-buy...


07 Jul 2010

Get ready to nominate the charity of your choice!

It has been a while since our last newsletter, and since then we have seen England leave the World Cup, Nadal win Wimbledon, the industry seeing a bigger and successful E3 and, GamesAid members and Ambassadors raising lots of m...


05 Jun 2010

Special Effect on PS3 Attitude

Here’s a lovely article from our friends at PS3 Attitude about one of the charities supported last year – Special Effect. Really good article and worth a read http://www.ps3attitude.com/new/2010/04/specialeffect-cha...


04 Jun 2010

Gem’s Golf & Spa day smashes all records

We are delighted to announce the 3rd Annual Golf & Spa Day fundraiser, organised by Gem Distribution, was an overwhelming success. Representatives from publishing, retail, and development gathered together with last year...


10 May 2010

Grainger Games scores for GamesAid

Hats off to our friends at Grainger Games who organised a charity football match in aid of GamesAid at St James Park, Newcastle United’s home ground on the day after the General Election – May 7th 2010. Grainger Games f...


23 Apr 2010

GamesAid hits the jackpot at the MCV Awards

Some games industry people will be recovering from the epic, the legendary, the gargantuan even MCV Awards last night, whilst others will be preparing for another day at the grindstone, but at least the sun is shining and the w...


21 Apr 2010

MCV Awards 2010

Fresh on the heels of the support for GamesAid shown by The British Inspiration Awards, we have news that more companies are helping us help our chosen charities Thanks to our lovely friends over at Intent Media, Gem Distributi...


19 Apr 2010

The British Inspiration Awards 2010

Celebrating the people and the achievements that have helped put the Great into Great Britain, The British Inspiration Awards have been created to recognise those who have contributed to our country’s economic, social and art...


23 Feb 2010

Tekken in real life (size)

GamesAid are auctioning a set of life size Tekken figures courtesy of the lovely people at Bandai Namco for GamesAid available now at eBay http://tiny.cc/DXTGw


15 Feb 2010

Please support Sport Relief Cycleslam

It has been a long time since I have done any specific charity challenges, too long really. Indeed I really miss the various Kilimanjaro climbs and London Marathons that I have done with some of you and so when a good friend of...


01 Feb 2010

Special Effect moves from strength to strength….

David Cameron has backed Special Effect which was one of the charities that GamesAid members voted to sponsor recently. For the full story, see Gamesindustry.biz http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/cameron-backs-accessible-ga...


27 Jan 2010

GamesAid Golf & Spa Day sells out!!

Annual entertainment industry charity golf and spa event sells out in record time Thanks to the success of last year’s event, the 3rd Annual Charity Golf and Spa day set for the 27th May 2010 sold out in a record three months...


13 Jan 2010

Relentlessly helping GamesAid

Happy new year to one and all, let’s hope 2010 brings health and hope all round. A massive thank you to Relentless Software who have donated a whopping £1400 to GamesAid, the money they saved by not buying and sending ou...


28 Nov 2009

Modern Ways of helping those affected by war

Activision & Infinity Ward have just announced a new initiative in conjunction with Game and Xbox Live in support of the charity War Child, called Game for good. During the weekend of the 5th & 6th of December if over...


18 Nov 2009

So where does the money go..?

We gave you the news that GamesAid will be supporting the following charities this year and that we would give you all some more information about how the money will be spent, well here it is:- Royal Hospital for Neuro Disabili...


04 Nov 2009

We’ve even got the shirt off his back

Hats and shirts off to Rosemary Dalton and the PES team at Konami for donating a signed framed Fernando Torres shirt for GamesAid to auction. We are currently figuring out the best way to do this, but any creative ideas are mos...


03 Nov 2009

Keep on Running

Congratulations to Rebecca Lindon at Bethesda who recently ran the Birmingham half marathon and Thomas Fide who ran the Stroud half marathon on the 25th October, both raising money for GamesAid. We salute you!


29 Oct 2009

And the winners are

Apologies for the enormous time lapse between communications, it was back in August that we last wrote to all the members, but we can finally announce the charities that you have voted to support. More detail will follow early ...


28 Aug 2009

GamesAid CC take to the crease

The GamesAid cricket team have boiled and pressed their whites in readiness for the annual cricket match against the amazingly distinguished “Pitney B”. Each year it’s a close tricky battle with the hopes of m...


13 Aug 2009

GamesAid 3 Peaks success

The Mastertronic and Just Flight team conquered the 3 Peaks last weekend and a massive thanks to all of you who sponsored them. The team of Martyn Northall, Dermot Stapleton, Richard Slater and Matthew West-Robinson completed t...


07 Aug 2009

GamesAid and BAFTA link up to help young people in games

Many members of GamesAid have asked us if they can help good causes by giving up some of their time. Well we have listened to you and have hooked up with fellow charity BAFTA to help with their completely brilliant mentoring sc...


05 Aug 2009

GamesAid and the 3 Peaks

The Mastetronic/Just Flight team who are attacking the 3 Peaks are greasing their limbs and packing their kit as we type. They need all the sponsorship help we can muster – so if you are able to sponsor them, please dig d...


01 Aug 2009

The Poll has closed!

The voting has now closed and the votes are being counted. It was a very close run thing indeed and the Trustees will be announcing the results soon. Thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate the charities and thanks als...


31 Jul 2009

Voting closes in 10 hours

Less than hours to go for GamesAid’s membership to vote for their charity of choice. So far, 35% of the membership has cast their votes, which means we are on course to beat the UK electorate’s percentage at a Gener...


28 Jul 2009

The votes are coming in

So far we have had votes from 41 members – so 18% of the votes have been cast thus far. Only 77 hours to go! It is going to be very, very tight and every vote will count.


28 Jul 2009

For those of you with appalling memories

Thanks to our GamesAid member and web genius Craig Munro, you will very soon be able to re-set your passwords. In the rush to become GamesAid members, some of you have forgotten passwords. Fear not help is on it’s way. Yo...


27 Jul 2009

IDEF Charity Run

Rory Donnelly from THQ France is a very good friend of GamesAid and he along with one or two others decided to organise a charity run at IDEF in Cannes and it was a massive success! Over 200 people ran the race on the main drag...


27 Jul 2009

GamesAid and the 3 Peaks will meet!

GamesAid Tackles the 3 Peaks Just Flight and MasterTronic Take on Three Peaks Challenge for GamesAid – an intrepid team of four from Just Flight and Mastertronic will be tackling the tough Three Peaks Challenge on 7th Aug...


27 Jul 2009

GamesAid Poker Night at Develop

Thanks to the blinding efforts of Andrew Eades, Mark Ward (runner up!), Rupert Loman and all the staff at Relentless Software, GamesAid’s Poker Night at the Develop Conference raised in excess of a whopping £5,000! Games...


27 Jul 2009

GamesAid voting closes soon

Don’t forget that all GamesAid members have until 11.59 on Friday 31st of July to place their unique vote for one of the nominated charities. Please don’t forget to vote, many charities are waiting to hear the outco...


15 Jul 2009

GamesAid voting now open!

Vote for your favourite charity on the voting page.


14 Jul 2009

eBay Action

A big thanks to Frances Shortt who sent in a load of merchandise from Atari and Caroline Van Venrooij from Sega. This is all going into our eBay shop which has raised £724.60 so far thanks to those who have donated all sorts o...


13 Jul 2009

GamesAid Golf and Spa Day

Big thanks to fellow trustee Richard Stickler and all the team at Gem plus fellow sponsors THQ, Xbox 360, Play.com, Logitech and Nintendo, have finished tallying up the money raised at the GamesAid Golf and Spa day. The event r...


13 Jun 2009

GamesHorizon Conference Poker Tournament – Tuesday 23rd June

Register your place at the GameHorizon Conference charity poker tournament, for your chance to win a cash prize of £700. Hosted by Ian Livingstone, this 007 themed party including a Texas Hold’em poker tournament, will t...


12 Jun 2009

GamesAid extends charity nomination period

GamesAid, the UK games industry charity for children and young people, today extended the deadline for members to advocate their own chosen charities as recipients of GamesAid funding up until a closing date of 14th July 2009. ...


14 May 2008

Gamesaid announces industry membership scheme

GamesAid, the UK games industry charity for children and young people, today launched a free industry membership scheme at www.gamesaid.org. The GamesAid membership scheme will allow those working in the computer and video game...


16 Mar 2008

GamesAid unveiled!

GamesAid has today been unveiled to the games industry. Many thanks to our friends at trade publications MCV, In-Stock and GamesIndustry.biz for their coverage.# Via this website you will be able to find out what is happening w...




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