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07 Mar 2019

GameBlast19ers smash £100k target

You came. You saw. You gamed. And gamed and gamed and gamed.

And you smashed the GameBlast19 target of £100,000! In fact, by the time the last donations had been counted, over £120,000 had been raised to help more disabled gamers enjoy the sort of fun you'd enjoyed.

You wouldn’t believe just how awestruck we are and grateful to everyone who’s given up their valuable time, energy, sleep and money towards this year's GameBlast. To watch hundreds of gamers cheerfully committing themselves to crazy hours of game time and taking on ludicrous forfeits, all in the name of helping disabled gamers to have a chance to shine, has been both humbling and uplifting for the whole team here.

Up and down the UK and even across the world, SpecialEffect GameBlasters joined forces in our annual weekend-long celebration of gaming. PlayStations, PCs, Xboxes and even the odd board game and SNES-Mini made appearances to play anything from from RuneScape and Sea of Thieves, to Overcooked and Sonic All-Stars Racing!

You laughed, you cheered and the odd one or two even raged and got all salty.

As the last of the cereal bowls, pizza boxes and water bottles were cleared up from the gaming areas, you merry, caring band of gamers went off for some well-deserved sleep knowing that your efforts will help get more people playing on a level playing field over the coming months.

GameBlasters… we salute you o7 Thanks so much for supporting GameBlast19.

Oh! If you missed out this year or want to do it all over again next, pop 21-23 February 2020 in your diary now. We’ll all be GameBlasting again and we’d love you to join us.

And if you’re really missing GameBlast or want to know more, the awesome GameBlast19 podcast series is still available here.

All we ask now is that you take a moment to watch this thank you from our CEO, Dr Mick Donegan:

 

 

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