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18 Apr 2013

SpecialEffect thank art auction team

It's been four months since over £30k was raised for SpecialEffect through an auction of games art as part of the UKIE London Games Festival. 

Yesterday at SE Towers we finally managed to say a big and heartfelt Thank You to many of the people involved in making it such a success. 

Kirsty Payne, the mastermind behind the auction, was on hand to welcome many of the artists and games industry mover and shakers that contributed to the magnificent total. 

"The art exhibition was a superb showcase for the creativity and talent within the games industry," said Kirsty, "and the auction shone the spotlight on how positive gaming can be." 

Kirsty, along with Andy Payne of Mastertronic and our Director Mick Donegan, explained to the guests how the money has been used to fund a number of critical projects for the charity, including the part-funding of a much-needed second occupational therapist. 

The guests, who included representatives from SEGA, Codemasters, Sports Interactive, Blitz and Audiomotion, had a chance to try out some of the technology that we're using to get disabled people back into the game.

"The auction has made a massive difference to us," said Mick, "Having a second therapist has meant that we have two teams to cover the UK, taking some degree of pressure off the staff, and increasing the number of people that we're able to support. Huge thanks to Kirsty, Gary, Nadia and Craig for their efforts in December."

Below: A badly-taken photo from a bad angle that doesn't do any justice to the event. Mick Donegan (right), Director of SpecialEffect, talks technical

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