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06 Jun 2017

Get ready for Develop: Brighton 2017!

GamesAid will be at Develop: Brighton on July 11-13th! We‚Äôd love to meet you, so head long to our stall for a chat, and find out about all the ways that you can help to make a difference for our amazing causes! If you haven‚Ä...


22 May 2017

Digital For Good has an incredible first week!

GamesAid’s Digital For Good initiative is only one week old and has already raised $14,700 for charity! The Initiative allows game developers and publishers to donate DLC to GamesAid via Steam, for a fixed time or in perpetui...


16 Mar 2017

StandUp for GamesAid returns to The Comedy Store, London on May 8th

A chuckle worthy line-up of comedians led by Imran Yusuf comes to The Comedy Store London raising the roof and funds for GamesAid. ‚ÄėStandUp for GamesAid‚Äô, the funniest night in the games industry calendar returns to the leg...


03 Feb 2017

The Game Industry takes on the 2017 Cyclothon for GamesAid

Have you become fiercely fitness focused since we rang in the New Year? Are you looking for a challenge to motivate you further whilst raising money for GamesAid? Or are you just looking for any excuse to jump on a bike and ri...


02 Feb 2017

GamesAid at this year’s European eSports Conference

GamesAid is looking forward to the doors opening at eSCon Europe on April 5th-6th! eSCon Europe is the leading eSports networking event. Leading the discussions are 23 eSports influencers who are paving the way for new business...


09 Dec 2016

The Yogscast Jingle Jam raises over £1,000,000!

GamesAid is part of the Yogscast Jingle Jam yet again, and the crew have already outdone themselves! After only 9 days of the festive bonanza, the team have managed to raise over £1,000,000 for 6 causes, with us and GamesAid c...


09 Dec 2016

The 12 Days of GamesAid – One of a Kind Gaming Goodies, Available for 12 Days on eBay

The 12 Days of GamesAid is now live on the Gamesaid eBay store! The UK games industry has come together to offer Christmas shoppers the ultimate wish list of unique gaming gifts to help raise money for GamesAid, helping disadva...


24 Nov 2016

GamesAid joins Mashable at Mindshare UK’s #MSHUDDLE event

This month, GamesAid was invited to join Mashable at Mindshare UK’s November HUDDLE event in central London. A jam-packed day of intimate and no-holds-barred discussions about the future of media, this year’s theme, Huddle ...


17 Nov 2016

The eSports Industry Awards are on their way and have partnered up with GamesAid!

GamesAid are proud to be the charity partners of the first eSports Industry Awards! On Monday, November 21st, the eSports Industry Awards will be arriving at The Brewery in London. There are 18 categories covering everything fr...


23 Sep 2016

GamesAid Raises a Record Breaking £954,000 for 2016!

GamesAid have managed to raise an astonishing £954,000 for 2016! At this year’s Cheque Giving Ceremony, held at Warner House, 10 charities supporting disabled and disadvantaged young people received £95,400, voted for by hu...


16 Aug 2016

Voting is OPEN

Voting for this year’s GamesAid charities is now open until September 5th. If you are a member of GamesAid, then you would have received an e-mail titled ‘GamesAid Member! Your Polling Card Is Here-Vote Now!’....


15 Aug 2016

Meet This Year’s Charities!

Voting has begun! GamesAid members now have the chance to vote on who they believe deserves our support for the upcoming year! If you are a member, you will receive an e-mail polling card, listing all of the charities that are ...


03 Aug 2016

Become a member to prepare for voting!

Nominations for this year are now closed! However, if you are a GamesAid member, you still have a chance to make your voice heard. The nominated charities are currently going through due diligence, and those who pass will make ...


20 Jul 2016

Brave cyclists take on the Gamescom to Brighton bike ride for GamesAid!

  On the weekend of August 20th-22nd, several brave souls will be tackling the 5th Gamescom to Brighton Bike Ride in support of GamesAid! Launching themselves into the ride as soon as Gamescom comes to a close, the troop w...


07 Jul 2016

The GamesAid Poker Tournament Returns to Develop!

  On July 12th, the annual GamesAid Poker Tournament will be returning to Develop, held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole! Sponsored by Relentless Software and Gamer Network, players are gearing up to raise the stakes in a ...


04 Jul 2016

GamesAid is reaching out to young people with MAPS

MAPS (Mentoring, Advocacy, and Peer Support) www.mapsmentoring.co.uk helps children and young people throughout the London borough of Sutton, who have complex needs or who have experienced difficulties across various facets of ...


10 Jun 2016

Gamerbake and GamesAid join forces for an epic bake sale at Loading Bar

We have joined forces with Gamerbake and the amazing Loading Bar to bring you yet another delicious GamesAid event. The idea is simple; we amass a mountain of tasty treats, you buy them at even tastier prices, and together we r...


26 May 2016

GamesAid is Changing Lives at The Clock Tower Sanctuary

  The Clock Tower Sanctuary is the only drop-in service providing¬†information, advice and support to homeless young people in Brighton and Hove. They offer a safe¬†space exclusively for young people to engage with their p...


13 May 2016

Stand Up for GamesAid goes Super Saiyan

The funniest night on the games industry calendar raises over ¬£9,000 at The Comedy Store last Monday May 9th – it’s biggest fundraising yet! The Comedy Store welcomed a full house at it’s stand-up venue near ...


03 May 2016

Stand Up for GamesAid: Final Call for Crackling Comedy

Stand Up for GamesAid, the funniest night on the games industry calendar, is only a week away and tickets are running out! On May 9th the charismatic Imran Yusuf will be leading an impressive line-up of first class comedians at...


19 Apr 2016

Winners of the EGX Rezzed competition announced!

To end the animated London Games Festival, GamesAid ran a fundraising competition at EGX Rezzed, 7-9th April. Attendees lined up at the GA stand at Tobacco Dock with £1 coins in their hands to try their luck at winning an Ocul...


18 Apr 2016

GamesAid Superstars Top Nominations at MCV Women in Games Awards

Five GamesAid Greats Nominated as ‚Äúmost influential and inspirational female professionals‚ÄĚ from UK games industry. Voted by a panel of leading industry executives, the Women in Games Awards shine the spotlight on the excep...


11 Apr 2016

Numskull and Bossa sponsor Stand Up for GamesAid

Numskull and Bossa Studios have endorsed their support to the Stand Up for GamesAid comedy event coming this May 9th. GamesAid’s funniest night, Stand Up for GamesAid, is reaching for another magnificent triumph with a first ...


21 Mar 2016

PlayStation Celebrates 20 Years with £36,000 Towards GamesAid

On December 4th 2014, PlayStation set up a pop-up shop in Hoxton to celebrate 20 years since the launch of the original PlayStation. All revenue from the anniversary made is going towards GamesAid.   PlayStation fans from ...


14 Mar 2016

GamesAid Fundraiser Recognised as Local Hero

Teresa Martucci, from our supported charity MAPS mentoring, wins Sutton Community Award in the Improving Lives category.   Teresa was honoured for her outstanding service supporting children and young people at Sutton this...


07 Mar 2016

Standing Ovation for GamesAid at the MCV Awards 2016

GamesAid founder Miles Jacobson and ambassador Rosemarie Dalton take home Person of the Year and Unsung Hero awards at the MCV Awards 2016 The crowd rose to their feet twice in a roaring applause for two of GamesAid’s most pr...


29 Feb 2016

LSBU and Lifelites are changing lives through games

At the foot of London South Bank University’s accessibility ramp James and Hema from our charity Lifelites outline the Enable Gaming project. Lifelites, enabled by the connections and funding provided by GamesAid, are col...


15 Feb 2016

Thank you GamesAid from The Clock Tower Sanctuary

  The Clock Tower Sanctuary race at the go-karting centre took place thanks to proceedings from GamesAid! The event, funded by your great work, offered young people a break from the chaos and challenges that being homeless...


05 Feb 2016

A Full Success for the Jam Jar

Time to take a little breath from jamming and look back at all the great things we’ve accomplished. At this year’s Global Game Jam, along with fabulous games, you helped raise well over ¬£200!   We had some fan...


11 Jan 2016

A Humble Thank You

The last games sales have been caught, holiday decorations have been taken down and GamesAid has grown thanks to great support and delicious holiday meals. We would like to extend our warmest gratitude to Capcom, Yogscast, Code...


01 Oct 2015

GamesAid breaks records and raises ¬£564k for Kids’ Charities

GamesAid is very proud to announce it has smashed its funding record for the eighth year in a row. £564,000 has been raised by the UK games business over the last 12 months, an increase of 29 per cent over previous years. This...


07 Sep 2015

2015 Charity voting now complete

Voting in the GamesAid Charity election 2015 has now finished and we’ll announcing the winners of the membership poll in due course at our annual cheque-giving ceremony. Details coming very shortly. 12 deserving causes we...


06 Aug 2015

2015 Charity Nominations open 17th Aug – Sign up now!

It’s that time of year already! After a RECORD year of fundraising in 2014, GamesAid is asking all members to turn their thoughts to which charities the organisation should support this year.¬†And this means you! Any memb...


04 Jun 2015

Cards on the table for the GamesAid Poker Tournament 2015

The GamesAid Poker Tournament at Develop, once again generously sponsored by Relentless Software, and organised by GamesAid’s stalwart ambassador Mark Ward will now take place at Relentless Software, 1 Air St, Brighton, BN1 3...


14 Apr 2015

Farewell to Andy Payne

Andy Payne, a trustee for GamesAid that had helped our cause for six years, has come to the end of his second and final trusteeship. Andy was also one of the founding members of the organisation and has been a part of its growt...


11 Mar 2015

The Entertainment Industry’s annual golf and spa day is back. Spaces are now available.

  The Annual golf and spa day supporting GamesAid returns on July 16¬†marking its 7th year. Purchasing a space will give you the chance to join key industry figures at the prestigious¬†Grove golf course in Watford, the sit...


19 Feb 2015

Square-Enix support GamesAid in their second Humble Bundle.

  Square-Enix announce the release of their second Humble bundle, as GamesAid and the Make a Wish Foundation are chosen as beneficiaries. It‚Äôs good news for gamers and charities all round as Humble Inc continue their rem...


13 Feb 2015

Line-up announced for StandUp for GamesAid 2015! May 11th at the Comedy Store London.

We are delighted to announce the line-up for¬†Stand Up for GamesAid¬† 2015, our famous comedy night.   Looking for 2016‚Äôs Stand Up for GamesAid? Stand Up for GamesAid returns on May 11th ¬†to the Comedy Store London and ...


08 Jan 2015

GamesAid kicks off 2015 with cracking Humble Bundle

Well 2015 is finally here and as the fond memories of mistletoe and mince pies start to fade, we kick off this year’s fundraising efforts with another splendid Humble Bundle, courtesy of those lovely people at Mastertronic. J...


10 Dec 2014

The GamesAid Xmas single is go!

GamesAid has released its annual Games for Good charity Christmas single inviting festive shoppers to once again help raise vital money for disabled and disadvantaged children and young people here in the UK. Out NOW, the Games...


26 Nov 2014

Sega’s Humble Bundle

Those splendid people from SEGA have put together a cracking Humble Bundle offering a raft of great games and DLC worth ovcer $128 with proceeds from every sale going to GamesAid charities. Our advice? Dive on in and enjoy thes...


25 Sep 2014

GamesAid’s record breaking 2014 raises ¬£438k!

Today GamesAid, the UK  video  games  industry’s  charity, distributed the monies raised in 2013-2014 by its members, friends and supporters at a special cheque-giving ceremony during the Eurogamer Expo at London’s Earl...


12 Sep 2014

Cat Channon triumphs in gruelling Gibraltar-Africa swim

GamesAid trustee Cat Channon has bravely conquered the 18km distance between Europe and Africa, completing her epic fund-raising swim from Gibraltar to Morocco on Wednesday 10th September, raising over £3000 for GamesAid cause...


11 Sep 2014

Charity voting 2014 has now closed

Thank you for taking part in this year’s charity voting process, but voting has Рas of midday on 11 September Рnow closed and no further votes can be accepted. After a slightly delayed start due to problems with...


21 Aug 2014

GamesAid rouleurs complete GamesCom-Brighton epic

Big wheels keep on turning! After three countries, 350 miles and one epic bout of fundraising the GamesAid rouleurs have finally completed their annual Cologne-Brighton bike ride returning to the UK on after another marathon ri...


12 Aug 2014

Kick off the new footie season with the Last Man Standing challenge!

Aardvark Swift have just launched a Premier League football Last Man Standing competition to help raise money for GamesAid good causes Part of a huge ongoing charity drive, participants from across the games industry are invite...


05 Aug 2014

GamesCom-London Bike Ride ‚Äď sponsor now!

The Tour de France may be over and the Commonwealth Games a fading memory but that doesn’t mean an epic summer of cycling is at an end! It’s August, which can only mean one thing, the annual GamesCom to Brighton Cycle ride,...


31 Jul 2014

2014 charity nominations are now open!

Nominations for GamesAid’s charity voting in 2014 are now open, where GamesAid members decide which good causes they’d like to support this year. To help GamesAid process nominations, we’ve created a simple fo...


23 Jul 2014

GamesAid Golf and Spa Day raises 41K

Rory Mcilroy may be celebrating his new found status as Open champion, following his victory over the weekend, but industry golfers were out in force last week, playing their part in another splendid GamesAid annual Golf and Sp...


11 Jul 2014

GamesAid charity voting process 2014

It‚Äôs the summer ‚Äď famous as the silly season ‚Äď but this is the time when things get really serious for GamesAid. All year round our amazing Members, friends and supporters raise funds though a plethora of activities. Then...


10 Jul 2014

GamesAid trustees spearhead London 10k

Well summer is in full swing now and the (occasionally) sunny weather is a perfect excuse to get out there and go big with your fundraising events. A case in point: GamesAid trustees and friends have donned their running shoes ...


09 Jul 2014

GamesAid poker night a huge draw

Every year the industry’s finest poker players assemble at Develop for the annual hold ’em or fold ’em GamesAid Poker tournament and last night was no exception, with legendary Sensible Soccer man Jon Hare sco...


01 Jul 2014

Cards on the table for the GamesAid Poker Tournament 2014

Every year the industry’s finest poker players assemble for this amazing annual hold ’em or fold ’em event at Develop and with just a week to go, there’s still room at the tables for the finest card shar...


30 Jun 2014

The Last of Us 24-Hour Clickathon

Games journalist Johnny Cullen of VG247, OXM and Polygon, will be hosting a 24 hour gaming marathon via live stream all in aid of GamesAid good causes where he’ll be playing The Last of Us Remastered. This marathon sessio...


11 Jun 2014

Replay Events launch cracking World Cup sweepstake

Our good friends at Replay Events are running a World Cup sweepstake in aid of GamesAid. Enter is minimum of a fiver (or you can contribute even more if you’re feeling generous) and if you win you will take away an amazin...


06 Jun 2014

MCV Game 5s kicks off for GamesAId

MCV’s Game 5s five-a-side industry footy tournament kicks off on June 24th and with half the places already gone, the Intent-backed competition is calling for more players and teams to get involved. With the tournament sponso...


04 Jun 2014

Firefly do a Runner for GamesAid

Games are playing an increasingly important role in raising tons of money for GamesAid and mobile specialists Red Kite Games are very kindly donating proceeds from their Firefly Runner mobile title to help GamesAid causes. So f...


02 Jun 2014

The GamesAid 10k London Run 2014, July 13th.

The great British summer looks like it’s finally arrived this weekend and with the sun shining on our lovely capital, a host of GamesAid runners are warming up for some splendid fundraising this July. Anthony Putson, Anth...


19 May 2014

Fifth GamesAid cricket festival raises its bat

The fifth annual GamesAid cricket match took place at Kew Cricket club last week with four games industry teams contesting for the 10-10 challenge cup. A Sega XI led by John Clark, Lord Hatch’s invitational XI, Doron Garfunke...


08 May 2014

Sega’s awesome Sonic t-shirt heralds new Digital Giving era!

Need to get some more Sonic the Hedgehog in your life? Well frankly, who doesn’t? Well, now you’ll have the chance, thanks to a new deal between SEGA and Digital Giving, which allows you to create your own customised Sonic ...


23 Apr 2014

Namco’s Exquisite edition Jo Jo auction success!

Following BANDAI NAMCO Games Europe announcement and subsequent Ebay auction several weeks ago, GamesAid is thrilled to share that the exclusively produced JOJO’S BIZARRE ADVENTURE: ALL-STAR BATTLE: Exquisite Edition auction ...


16 Apr 2014

Second Stand Up for GamesAid a triumph!

For the second year running, Stand Up for GamesAid has played host to a completely sold out house at London’s Comedy Store. Patron Imran Yusuf’s line-up was a rip roaring success on Monday night, raising over £9000 for cha...


08 Apr 2014

Sony and Bossa Studios sponsor Stand Up for GamesAid

Looking for 2016’s Stand Up for GamesAid? Stand Up for GamesAid, which takes place next Monday April 14th at London’s magnificent Comedy Store, is shaping up to be a huge success with a top comic line-up confirmed, tickets ...


10 Mar 2014

Stand Up For GamesAid: last call for a cracking night of comedy!

Stand up for GamesAid, the epic night of comedy hosted by GamesAid patron Imran Yusuf at London’s Comedy Store on April 14th is just one week away now and a packed line-up of top comedy talent awaits at this year’s ...


14 Feb 2014

Stand Up for GamesAid 2014 tickets now available!

GamesAid patron, Imran Yusuf, is to host the second annual Stand Up for GamesAid at London’s legendary Comedy Store and tickets are now available! Thanks to popular demand GamesAid’s brand new patron, Imran Yusuf, is organi...


06 Feb 2014

Imran Yusuf Announced as patron of GamesAid

From games development to stand-up: following a packed touring schedule, Imran Yusuf comes back to his games industry roots to become GamesAid’s very first celebrity patron. For the first time in the history of the charity, G...


16 Jan 2014

GamesAid’s new year goodies

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


13 Dec 2013

GamesAid’s Xmas single is go!

After a momentous year for the Games Industry, which recently saw the launch of two major new consoles, members of the UK-based industry choir Games On Song are announcing one more major launch this Christmas; a double A s...


02 Dec 2013

GamesAid’s Festive fundraising programme

’tis the season to be jolly, but it‚Äôs 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...


29 Nov 2013

GamesAid’s Xmas Ebay appeal

Gamesaid has begun a Christmas campaign to get games firms and individuals to donate unwanted merchandise to its eBay activity. ¬†See GamesAid’s Ebay store for some of the current items under the hammer. The UK games indu...


15 Nov 2013

Sign up for exclusive King of Kong screening!

GamesAid is thrilled to be able to offers its members the opportunity to join Warner Bros.’ upcoming film fundraiser. On Friday 6th December the company‚Äôs Interactive Entertainment division will host an exclusive screen...


05 Nov 2013

Special Edition White Xbox One raises £5k

An exclusive Launch Team Commemorative Special Edition Xbox One ¬†has been auctioned off via GamesAid’s Ebay store, raising ¬£5ooo for good causes.   A white Xbox One you say? How did that come about? Well this was a...


31 Oct 2013

Jagex launches Well of Goodwill for Nov charity drive

JagexGames Studio, makers of the multi-award winning online adventure game, RuneScape, has announced the launch of a month long charity campaign designed to convert virtual gifting into real-world donations and GamesAid is one ...


26 Sep 2013

GamesAid’s 2013 charity awards announced

  ¬†GamesAid¬† has unveiled the five charities that received the most votes from its members which will go receive a donation of ¬£52,000 each.¬† This represents a 44% increase in donations year on year and sets a new Game...


11 Sep 2013

GamesAid charity voting ‚Äď last chance to have your say!

 Voting draws to a close as GamesAid members are invited to choose charities for the 2013 funding programme. Voting for this year’s GamesAid Charity selection is in full swing and has been doing brisk business, but the clock...


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‚Äôs intrepid cyclists with over ¬£5000 raised for this year‚Äôs charities...


02 Sep 2013

GamesAid 2013 – Charity voting now open!

Voting opens as GamesAid members are called to choose charities for the 2013 funding programme. 2nd Sept 2013. London, UK. UK videogames industry based charity GamesAid is calling for its members to vote for the charities th...


02 Aug 2013

GamesAid charity nominations 2013 open!

GamesAid has opened nominations for members to put forward the charities they would like to see supported with funds raised during 2013. This year nominations  should be submitted by email via  gamesaidnominations2013@game...


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...


10 Jul 2013

GamesAid Poker Tournament a record breaker!

GamesAid’s annual Poker Tournament in association with Relentless Software took place last night and an evening of intense poker action resulted in a record breaking night which raised £4800 for GamesAid charities. Organised...


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...


06 Jun 2013

Last call for GamesAid Poker tournament at Develop!

GamesAid’s annual Poker Tournament is set to take place during the Develop Conference at the Grosvenor G Casino, Brighton, from 8pm on Tues 9th July and tickets are selling fast! But there’s still time for whales, s...


29 May 2013

Games Journalism Award raises funds for GamesAid

Despite being prone to the occasional furore and the odd bout of navel gazing introspection, it’s all too easy to forget that the UK games industry is also blessed with some truly exceptionally  talented writers. To celebrat...


13 May 2013

Sega GamesAid cricket cup steps up to the crease

The fourth annual Sega GamesAid Cricket Challenge is set to open its innings this Wednesday 15th May at Kew Cricket club on Kew Green (just north of Kew Gardens)  and all cricket fans and industry friends are invited down for ...


09 May 2013

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

‚ÄúTrust me if you do this, you‚Äôll never regret it and it will be one of the best adventures you‚Äôve ever had.‚ÄĚ – Cat Channon, founding rider For the past two years an intrepid group of games industry folk led by the...


07 May 2013

The EA Sports/Future GamesAid Challenge Cup

Back by popular demand after the huge success of last year‚Äôs footy challenge is the annual Games Media versus Industry Allstars ‚Äėgrudge‚Äô Challenge Cup played on Swindon FC‚Äôs professional ground EA Sports and Future Publ...


30 Apr 2013

GamesAid‚Äôs Golf and Spa day ‚Äď tickets going fast

The annual Golf and Spa day is always one of the most popular events on the GamesAid calendar and with summer rapidly approaching, tickets are going fast! But if you hurry, there’s still a chance to secure your place at this ...


17 Apr 2013

Stand Up for GamesAid raises £6000

Stand Up for GamesAid, a brand new comedy event by GamesAid debuted at London’s Comedy Store on Monday April 15th and proved to be a roaring success with over £6000 raised for the charities GamesAid supports. Hosted by Imran...


03 Apr 2013

Grand National sweepstake raises over £400

A big thanks to everyone who has taken part in David Walker’s Grand National Sweepstake and congratulations to Gareth Phillips from Gem Distribution who took first place, winning a ¬£100 bet courtesy of Bet365.com Runners...


25 Mar 2013

New comedy star confirmed for Stand Up

A brand new comedy star has been confirmed for GamesAid’s first comedy night Stand Up for GamesAid at the Comedy Store on 15th April and it’s Paul Tonkinson, double award winning Time Out Comedian of the Year. Currently sta...


20 Mar 2013

GamesAid’s Cheltenham winners

Cheltenham’s four day  celebration of National Hunt racing may be over, but GamesAid has benefited from some remarkably generous gestures from both Bet 365 and one of the games industry’s star tipsters. You may remember th...


11 Feb 2013

Stand up for GamesAid’s comedy night!

GamesAid is organising a brand new fundraiser for 2013 and it‚Äôs going to be a barrel of laughs, quite literally. NOTE THIS PAGE REFERS TO STAND UP FOR GAMESAID’S 2013 EVENT – FOR DETAILS ON THE 2016 EVENT CLICK HE...


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 ...


20 Dec 2012

GamesAid choir on song at first Christmas concert

Months of hard work, rehearsal and preparation came to fruition last night as the GamesAid choir assembled to perform their first Christmas Games on Song carol concert in the delightful setting of St Stephen’s church, Hampste...


13 Dec 2012

LittleBigBunch 2 is go!

It’s the season for giving so why not salve your conscience and give your inner gamer a treat at the same time with littleBIGbunch2 a downloadable PC gaming collection for GamesAid, which allows gamers to pick up to five Indi...


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 ...


08 Nov 2012

littleBIGbunch2 is inbound

Landing on December 6th, littleBIGbunch is back with the imaginatively titles littleBIGbunch 2. LittleBIGbunch 2 will be offering gamers the chance to choose from 10 awesome games and through buying games be able to donate dire...


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...


27 Sep 2012

Games Aid Announces this year’s Successful Charities

  GamesAid¬†is pleased to announce the five charities that received the most votes from you, our members, and will go on to receive a donation of¬†¬£36,000 each. The five charities are:¬†Action for Kids,¬†Jigsaw4u,¬†Small ...


24 Sep 2012

Eurogamer Expo Party Sold Out

The Eurogamer EXPO party taking place on Friday has now sold out. For those of you lucky enough to have a ticket, we look forward to seeing you there. Thanks again to Eurogamer for the unstinting support of GamesAid.


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...


07 Sep 2012

You want to vote but have forgot your password?

Dont worry, it happens to the best of us. We can barely¬†remember¬†the combination to the lock on our¬†biscuit¬†tin. So, here is what you do, go to the “Members Area” top right hand corner of the homepage and “...


01 Sep 2012

Midlife Gamer – Pile Of Win

Midlife Gamer are at it agian and will be rasing money for GamesAid at this year’s Eurogaemr Expo.¬† As well as holding a charity evening again this year they will also be running an a week long fundraiser for those unabl...


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.


31 Aug 2012

Square Enix 25K Challenge

At the end of 1987, the first iteration of Final Fantasy, a game hopefully (!) familiar to everyone, was released in Japan. To commemorate 25 years since its creation, Square Enix are hoping, as a company, to raise £25,000 for...


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 ‚Äď 19:30), and the other team in the 12 hour challenge (07:30 ‚Äď 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...


22 Aug 2012

Gonzo Planet raises £1289 for GamesAid

A huge thanks to the team at Gonzo Planet and the attendees of GPLEX 2012 who have raised a massive £1289 for GamesAid. Thank you very much for your amazing generosity and support!


30 Jul 2012

2012 Charity Nominations Now Open!

You have until midnight on Monday 13th August to nominate one charity that you feel would be appropriate for GamesAid to support financially this year. GamesAid looks to support smaller UK registered charities with a focus on c...


25 Jul 2012

GamesAid Quiz Night raises £1080

The inaugural GamesAid Quiz Night took place last week and raised £1080. A massive thanks to Jamie Firth and Richard Churchill for organising this fabulous event and to 505 Games for sponsoring. Also a huge congratulations and...


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...


17 Jul 2012

GamesAid Golf and Spa Day raises £70,000

Over ¬£70,000 (and still counting) was raised at last week’s 5th Annual Summer GamesAid Charity Golf & Spa Day. A big thanks to Richard Stickler, Emilie George and Gem for organising this fanastic event as well as to ...


16 Jul 2012

Develop Awards raise £3,196 for GamesAid

¬£3,196 was raised for GamesAid at last week’s Develop Awards! A big thanks to Intent Media for allowing us to raise money and everyone there who donated their GamesAid Tenner!


11 Jul 2012

GamesAid Poker Tournament raises £4,370

Congratulations to the finalists at last night’s GamesAid Charity Poker Tournament: 1st place went to Richard Andemark, 2nd place to Ben Harrison and 3rd place to Ian Livingstone. Over ¬£3,000 was raised for GamesAid. A b...


09 Jul 2012

Samantha Whale raises £840 for GamesAid

Congratulations to Samantha Whale, who completed the British 10k London on Sunday and raised £840 for GamesAid. A big thanks to Samantha and everyone who sponsored her.


09 Jul 2012

NCsoft GamesAid British 10K team raises £2,240

Congratulations to the NCsoft GamesAid British 10K London team of Gavin Johnson, Scott Garrod, Alex Price, Becky Lindon, Tom Wallace, Ed Rowlands, Jack Bannerman, Laura Disney, Tom Ling, Craig Stephens, Stephen Hutchins, Russe...


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...


03 Jul 2012

GamesAid Football Tipping Competition – Winner Announced

Congratulations to Blair Trusler from Indigo Pearl who has won The GamesAid Football Tipping Competition. He was the clear winner ahead of 7 people who finished tied in second place, so honourable mentions must also go to Craig...


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‚Äôt 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‚Äôt 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 ‚Äď donated by EA who are one of the sponsors of Swindon Town FC. The teams were managed by Future‚Äôs Richard Kieth (media) and Get Games‚Äô 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...