Thank you!"It's amazing!"It's Back!Driving on to successElliot's magic momentWork, play hardKicking up dirtMeet ReeceMaking Friends

Thank you!

Take a bow. This year you've transformed the lives of hundreds of people!

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"It's amazing!"

Ben thought he was just going for a drive with his parents. Look where he ended up!

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It's Back!

Your chance to game for good in the UK's biggest charity gaming marathon

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Driving on to success

Lee's beating
spinal muscular atrophy
to play GTA

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Elliot's magic moment

After years of watching other
people have all the fun, Elliot's
finally in the game

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Work, play hard

We've helped Ajay to play again
for a better work/life balance

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Kicking up dirt

We've made sure that Callum's BMX accident hasn't kept him off the road

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Meet Reece

Reece is crazy about football, but struggles to control his hands. Find out how we helped him to find his shooting boots again.

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Making Friends

When Chloe met Ella in our
games room, there was only
one winner - friendship

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Beating physical disability to enjoy video games

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About Us

About Us

We put fun and inclusion back into the lives of people with physical disabilities by helping them to play video games.

By using technology ranging from modified joypads to eye-control, we're finding a way for people to play to the very best of their abilities.

But we're not just doing it for fun. By levelling the playing field, we're bringing families and friends together and having a profoundly positive impact on therapy, confidence and rehabilitation.

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  • Our Supporters

    Great to have the support of We Buy Games, who help us (and you) by selling games, CDs, DVDs and books you have lying around the house.

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    The lovely people at Focus Multimedia have always been valued friends, and they're currently helping out by donating a percentage of sales on their top-value Bundlestars games bundles!

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    Our monitors take a real pounding out on the road, so it's great to have support from a quality manufacturer like EIZO.

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  • Our Supporters

    Multiplay are a leading service provider to the games industry, a consultant and promoter to major publishers and gaming companies.

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  • Our Supporters

    A rather splendid web design and online marketing agency based in Witney who produced the perfectly formed website that you’re looking at!

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  • Our Supporters

    Insert Coin is the leading name in high quality gaming clothing, producing tees and hoodies inspired by the world of videogames.

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  • Our Supporters

    It's great to work for a charity that's supported by a brewery!

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    A fantastic organisation that manage golf events across Oxfordshire

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  • Our Supporters

    Hexagon Business Centres is home to over 40 growing Oxfordshire businesses and has an increasing number of virtual tenants who use their business services and meeting rooms. Their MD Brendon Cross is generous in his support of SpecialEffect from playing for us in a charity football match, to using his vast network of business connections to help our cause.

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    Our Patron Matt Hampson has been the inspiration behind our StarGaze project, and it's thanks to his vision and the support of his foundation that the project has helped so many people so far.

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  • Our Supporters

    A big thanks to ShawCity and their Director, Neil O'Regan, for providing valuable support for our work..

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    STL Communications is an Oxfordshire company that provides lines, calls, broadband and anything to do with communications to local businesses. Their MD Brendon Cross and the STL team are avid fans of SpecialEffect. As Brendon says, “STL loves supporting local charities, especially one as great as SpecialEffect! Why else would five of our staff have undertaken a fire and glass walk?”

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Fundraising Events

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  • GameBlast15

    GameBlast15 »

    It's back! Book out 20-22 February, because the UK's biggest gaming marathon weekend is going to be bigger and blaster than ever!

  • Rugby Legends Lunch

    Rugby Legends Lunch »

    A unique chance to join Paul Wallace, Simon Shaw and Zinzan Brooke in London on Thursday 26 February for top lunchtime entertainment.

  • Monster Race

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    The perfect event for obstacle racing first-timers! Join our team on 18 April for this 5k or 10k challenge in rural Oxfordshire.