28 November 2023

One Special Day raises £500k for SpecialEffect

Close up of smiling young man alongside Thank You text

Over 90 games industry partners united to raise over £500,000 for gamers’ charity SpecialEffect through their flagship One Special Day campaign in October.

The charity is indebted to the many games industry companies from across the world who came together to support their life-changing work. Donations from the event on the weekend of 6-8 October derived from sales income of mobile and PC games plus a variety of innovative company-driven fundraising challenges.

The funds raised from One Special Day will be a huge boost in the charity’s mission to enrich inclusion and quality of life by helping people with physical disabilities to play video games to the best of their abilities.

Dr Mick Donegan, SpecialEffect’s CEO and Founder, said “We’re simply blown away by such an astonishing level of support from our friends in the games industry and community, especially at such a difficult time for many companies. Demand for our support continues to grow, and this amazing total will be a cornerstone in enabling us to bring the magic of gaming to thousands of people with physical disabilities, and to help developers all over the world to make their games more accessible to all.”

If you would like more details about the 2024 One Special Day campaign on Friday 4 October please contact Nick Streeter (nick@specialeffect.org.uk or Liam Lawler (liam@specialeffect.org.uk).