Games industry raises record One Special Day total

Wednesday, November 17th, 2021

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$800,000 Thank You

We’re delighted to announce that, thanks to more games industry partners than ever taking part, the total raised by our flagship One Special Day fundraising campaign on Friday 1 October currently stands at over $800,000, a record amount for this annual event.

We’ve experienced a continuing upturn in demand for our services since the first COVID-19 lockdown, so we’re incredibly grateful to our friends from across the global games industry who rallied on 1 October to support our life-changing work via sales income from PC and mobile games, alongside a variety of innovative studio-driven fundraising challenges. This much needed funding boost will be vital as we continue to optimise inclusion, enjoyment and quality of life by helping people control video games to the best of their abilities.

“All of us at SpecialEffect are amazed and humbled at the funds raised by One Special Day this year,” said our CEO and Founder, Dr Mick Donegan. “We’re hugely grateful to our friends throughout the games industry who, through their generosity, are not only ensuring that we can carry on meeting the ever-growing demand to help gamers with physical challenges, but also the demand to help developers all over the world to make their games more accessible to all.”

More information about One Special Day 2021 can be found at For more details about the 2022 campaign on 7 October 2022 contact Nick Streeter at