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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 competing in this gruelling test of stamina and you can help him out by donating here.

March 21st SJS Kickabout Lucozade Power League, Wembley – Join the SJS team for a repeat of last year’s splenid footballing kickabout tournament. Can you topple current champs Generation Swapit and help raise some important cash for GamesAid? Show off your footballing prowess with teams of eight competing for the prize. Email: [email protected] for further details or head over to their Just Giving Page here.

14th April 2013  Brighton Marathon:  Cat Channon, Terry Haynes, Graeme Struthers and Simon Urquhart are all in for another endurance test down by the sea, donate here.

So after the roaring fundraising and excruciating success of 2012’s GamesAid NCSOFT Brighton marathon team’s running madness. A few of the industry’s finest are back on the streets and doing it again.  On April 15th a hardy team of four, (largely fair weather) runners will attempt the 26.2 mile seaside race around the South Coast’s most cosmopolitan town of Brighton.  Graeme ‘steady up’ Struthers, Cat ‘astrophe’ Channon, Terry ‘tear about’ Haynes and Simon ‘speedy’ Urquhart will be representing on your behalf.  As always all the money raised will go to the many small, British based, youth orientated charities that GamesAid, with your help is able to support.   It’s no mean feat for a fitty, let alone some of those participating that are of a more ‘sedatory’ disposition. So please dig as deep as those out on the road are going to need to do and donate here

15th April 2013:  Stand Up for GamesAid’s Comedy Night a first for GamesAid as we present an evening of hilarity at the renowned Comedy Store in London – book early to secure your tickets!

18th April 2013:  MCV Awards: GamesAid tenner Intent Media are once again kindly allowing GamesAid to collect the “GamesAid tenner” at this year’s awards. If you or your colleagues are attending please encourage them to donate in advance as the tenner become £11.70 with Gift Aid if you are a UK tax payer

25th April 2013:  Guildford Games Night II  – 6.30pm to 11pm at the Mandolay Hotel, London Road, Guildford.  Supermassive Games are hosting Guildford Games Night Challenge 2013, a fun evening of serious gaming, serious drinking and serious fun, with all proceeds going to GamesAid. The Fifa and shooter (TBA) tournaments are the main events, along with classic arcade cabinet side-events including a Sega Rally Twin cabinet. Fans, supporters, groupies and hangers-on are most welcome and actively encouraged! Fifa Tournament. (Teams of 3, £100 entry per team), FPS Tournament. (Teams of 4, £100 entry per team),  Everyone else – £5 entry on the door – includes free entry to raffle.  Head on over to the Supermassive Games Just Giving Page to get involved.

 10th MayBristol 10K – John Brookes is running the Bristol 10K on 5th May for GamesAid and you can sponsor him here.

July 2013: London 10k  – Andy Tomlinson, Ben Le Rougetel, Charlotte Le Rougetel, David Green, David Smith, Gavin Johnson, Jon Murphy, Katie Taggart, Louise Fisher, Matt Bowen, Paul Battersby & Scott Garrod are all running 10k for GamesAid on July 14th 2013. Please sponsor them here  & include the name of the person you are sponsoring in the comments section. If you are a UK tax payer please tick the Gift Aid box as a £10 donation becomes £11.70 for GamesAid.

The GamesAid Elite eBay auction made its annual return in December and raised £7253  from rare and unusual gaming merchandise donated by the industry and it’s raised over £125,000 since it began back in June 2009.   But we always need more high quality goods and merchandise – if you have any to donate, simply send them to:  Gary Winter, The Producers/Mastertronic, 2 Stonehill, Stukeley Meadows, Huntingdon, PE29 6ED.

More events and details to be announced shortly, keep an eye on the web site here, on our Facebook Page or follow our Twitter feed for breaking news!