London Games Festival art exhibition raises over £21,000 for charity so far as auction enters final stages

by December 3rd, 2012

Monday, 3rd December 2012: The final batch of exhibits from the London Games Festival art exhibition have just been made available for auction – as organiser Ukie reveals that with a week still to go, over £21,000 has been raised for charity SpecialEffect.

London Games Festival art exhibition raises over £21,000 for charity so far as auction enters final stages

The final batch of exhibits are now up for auction at 
www.TinyURL.com/c8okfsz or through  www.londongamesart.com and include an incredible array of one-off pieces commissioned exclusively for the exhibition. Highlights include the stunning Joker’s Death concept sketch from Batman: Arkham City, a fantastic New Super Mario Bros composite, and a huge signed Football Manager 2013 canvass.

“The response has been overwhelming,” says Kirsty Payne, event director, London Games Festival. “The exhibition attracted a huge amount of interest whilst it was being held – but even we have been astonished by the amount people are pledging for these wonderful and rare pieces of art. We’ve just unveiled the final batch of exhibits to go under the hammer, so there’s just over a week left to win a stunning one-of-a-kind exhibit, make someone’s Christmas even more special – and donate to a wonderful charity.“

All proceeds from the Ukie organised auction will be given in full to SpecialEffect, a unique charity doing whatever it takes to help everyone with disabilities to have a better quality of life through games, art and technology.
Mick Donegan, SpecialEffect CEO, confessed he was genuinely shocked by the success of the auction. “Our huge thanks go to Kirsty Payne and her team at Ukie and every single artist and software house for making this wonderful idea a reality.”

“It has made an amazing and instant impact on our work. Earlier today I saw a blog from a guy with muscular dystrophy we assessed near Liverpool just a couple of days ago: ‘…Just had a meeting with SpecialEffect fantastic charity – will make a huge difference in the quality of my life – need to raise the funds for my controller and some for others less fortunate…’ Well, this much-needed boost to SpecialEffect’s funds not only means we’ll be able to buy that special loan controller for Lee right now but also for the many of the others he talks about too. Just as important, we’ll be able to take on more specialist time to help with our essential assessment and support work, too. For the people that SpecialEffect help, both right now and into the future, there really couldn’t be a more welcome Christmas present!”

The London Games Festival art auction is running through until December 12th. Please visit preview.tinyurl.com/c8okfsz or  www.londongamesart.com to view and bid on the collection.


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About Andrzej Marczewski

Well, lets start by saying that I run YARS. Gaming has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember! I felt there were just too few games review sites out there, so created YARS to fill that sorry looking gap....

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