[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]
GAMESAID 2013 CHARITY VOTING CLOSES on Saturday!
Voting closes as GamesAid members are called to choose 2013
Sept 2013. London, UK. UK videogames industry
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 the nominations, 6 charities that fit
GamesAid criteria of smaller UK registered
charities, with a focus on children and young adults, a
turnover of £5m or less and
running costs of no more than 30% have been selected
Voting closes at 23.59.59 on Saturday 14th Sept
, GamesAid members are invited to vote for
the charity that they feel would be appropriate for financial
GamesAid in 2013.
Funds are raised in many ways by members of the videogames
industry and membership to GamesAid is open to anyone working
within the industry, at any level and in any area. Once a games
industry person has signed up for membership they can then vote and
become part of the democratic process which decides to whom funds
The charities that were nominated and fit the criteria for 2013
(Mentoring & Peer Services)
Full details about the amazing work these charities do is
Votes can now be registered by members at the
http://www.gamesaid.org/ If you’re not
yet a member but do work in the games industry you too can have
your say by completing the simple registration form at the same
url. Each member is entitled to one vote.
For more information please contact:
GamesAid is a UK based video games charity which acts as an
umbrella to support a number of smaller charities who help
disadvantaged and disabled children and young people. It is a
non-trading body, administered by Trustees who operate on a fixed
term basis run by a chairman who is also appointed on a fixed term.
As the only fully democratic charity in the games space, members of
the games industry propose and vote for the charities of their
choice annually. The charities who get the top number of votes then
get an equal share of all the monies raised that year, proving that
games and gamers can do great things for others.