We’re inviting the games industry to partner with us for our annual One Special Day fundraising and awareness event, taking place this year on Friday 6 October.
This campaign, which last year saw 90 games industry companies from across the world raise over $840,000 through corporate donations, sales revenue and fundraising events, is vital in supporting SpecialEffect’s mission to help physically disabled people all over the world to access video games.
With demand for the charity’s services continuing to rise, SpecialEffect’s Founder and CEO Mick Donegan explains the significance of the event:
“I cannot overemphasise the importance of One Special Day in enabling our work to bring the joy of video games to physically disabled people across the world. Our team is facing an ever-increasing demand for all of our services – accessibility advice, assessments, the expansion and localisation of resources such as gameaccess.info, our DevKit and our Eye Gaze Games website – and the generous support of the games industry in securing the future of these life-transforming, free to access initiatives is hugely appreciated. Despite the current economic challenges, we’re looking forward to celebrating One Special Day in the company of a truly amazing and supportive industry.”
The father of one of our beneficiaries summed up the importance of ongoing support for the charity:
“The SpecialEffect team visited our disabled 21 year-old son, Liam, to help him play games virtually independently for the very first time; to have been there to see the look of joy on Liam’s face is to know why all at SpecialEffect and anyone out there who contributes their efforts and or money for the charity are simply awesome.”
Since its inception in 2016, One Special Day has raised over $2M towards the work of SpecialEffect to help people with disabilities in the UK and all over the world.