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07 May 2019

It's the mildly famous Becky Frost!

If you’ve visited the SpecialEffect stand at Insomnia, EGX Eurogamer, Rezzed or Resonate in the last three years, chances are you’ve met our Becky.

Backed by her wonderful team of volunteers, Becky is at all the big gaming expos that we’re lucky enough to be invited along to, demonstrating examples of our technology and talking about the fantastic work our clinical and research team does in helping disabled gamers play their favourite games.

Becky’s passion for SpecialEffect and our determination to make sure that anyone who wants to play video games is able to do so is matched only by her energy and organisational skills when it comes to showcasing our work at expos and in supporting our major fundraising events.

That passion and energy has been acknowledged recently when Becky was voted in the Top 100 Most Influential Women in the UK Games Industry by gamesindustry.biz.

The 'Mildly Famous' tag, however, was given to her by a streamer who'd recalled her being interviewed in a couple of gaming livestreams during one of our events, and the name's stuck! 

Unsurprisingly, with her gaming background, Becky feels she’s found her home here at SpecialEffect. She’s tried her hand at teaching English in Japan, QA at SEGA and even worked as a Christmas elf in Santa’s grotto!

We first met Becky five years ago when she was the driving force behind some fantastic fundraising by StreetPass Banbury, a Nintendo DS fan club she founded with her husband, Pat. Nowadays, in her spare time, our resident Animal Crossing millionaire loves walking her beloved Chester the Corgi, playing a bit of D&D and streaming Sea of Thieves.

And her message to the SpecialEffect volunteers who give up their time to help us at gaming expos

"I'm endlessly blown away by the volunteer squad, and just can’t thank them enough for all the hard work they do during events for SpecialEffect. We honestly couldn’t attend events without them giving up their weekends (and often Bank Holidays!) to come and volunteer on stand. The volunteers spend hours showing event guests the demos, chatting to people and spreading awareness about the Charity’s work, and inspiring people to donate or get involved with fundraising. A lot of the volunteers are gamers themselves and some even work in the industry, so it’s really lovely to see SpecialEffect supported by gamers who, in turn, are helping us to enable more gamers to join in the fun and community that they’d otherwise miss out on. The volunteers are what make SpecialEffect truly ‘The Gamers’ Charity’. Best. Squad. Ever!"

Find out more about volunteering for SpecialEffect here.

Below: Smile! Volunteer for our Expo teams and you'll inevitably feature in an obligatory Beckyface selfie!

Becky surrounded by a team of smiling volunteers

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