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One Special Day raises over £500,000

Over 80 games industry companies participated in the event, with publishers donating UK income from mobile and PC games bought on the day.

SpecialEffect is an award-winning charity that enables people with physical disabilities to benefit from the fun and inclusion of video games, supporting people of all ages through personalised assessments and equipment loans. Now it is delighted to announce that, thanks to a record number of partners from the games industry, their One Special Day fundraising campaign has raised over £500,000.

All of us at SpecialEffect are delighted and humbled at the outcome of our 5th and most successful One Special Day 2020 ever and are massively grateful to friends throughout the games industry. They’re not only ensuring that we can carry on meeting the ever-growing demand to help disabled gamers to play, but also the demand to help developers all over the world to make their games more accessible to all.

Dr Mick Donegan, SpecialEffect’s CEO and Founder

The charity, which has experienced an upturn in demand for their services since the first COVID-19 lockdown in March, are incredibly grateful to their friends from the worldwide games industry who have rallied to support their life-changing work. From donating UK income from mobile and PC games, to a special Humble Bundle and a series of socially-distanced ‘virtual’ challenges, industry partners large and small have raised vital funds to help SpecialEffect continue to find cutting edge solutions to help people with physical challenges play and avoid isolation.

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