Interim total for OSD 2017 – over £300k!!!
Amazed and humbled to announce today that the games industry partners involved in One Special Day 2017 have so far raised a total of over £300,000!
Revenue from game sales and in-game purchases in the UK – and in some cases worldwide – has helped smash the the £100k target for the event. Over £250k of the total was raised by the mobile games industry partners and their communities.
Many companies also contributed through game-themed events, gaming auction items and livestreams before or during the fundraiser on 29 September.
All the money raised will go towards our work in creating ways for people with physical disabilities to experience the fun and inclusion of video games.
“This total is way beyond all expectation. We cannot thank all our games industry partners enough for coming together to support people with disabilities,” said Dr Mick Donegan, our Founder and CEO. “It’s an astonishing, game-changing total for us. It funds not only our lifelong one-to-one work with people who need our help, but also our collaboration with developers in making games more accessible to severely disabled gamers worldwide.”
“We’ve had an amazing time working with our partners during this event. The games industry and their communities have our heartfelt thanks for the tremendous generosity they have shown.”
We plan to announce a final fundraising total at the end of October, and the date for One Special Day in 2018 has been set for Friday 28 September.
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!