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Midlife Gamer Community raise over £2000 for GamesAid again

October 3rd, 2014 by

gamesaidpicA warm autumnal evening in September in London town saw the Midlife Gamer community gather together for an evening of fun, frolics and fun raising during the weekend of the Eurogamer Expo EGX.

Closures to the surrounding tube network didn’t put anyone off as some 80+ gaming guys and gals met up at Rileys Sports bar in Victoria.

Podcast host Daren Baldock (Uncle_Fista) opened the proceedings, thanking and welcoming everyone for making the effort to support the event as we watched the GamesAid video from last years donations

Next it was time for people to get ready for the very sexy quiz which was beamed onto all the screens about the venue. 20 tough questions including a number of questions from very special video appearances from Midlife Gamers who couldn’t make it this year (only made for those at the party!).

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While the papers were being marked by our expert panel, raffle tickets went on sale around the room, giving people a chance to win some of the incredible swag donated by some wonderfully generous developers, publishers, retailers and special friends of Midlife Gamer.

Then we had the always amazing charity auction featuring the special acrylic on canvas piece from artist EpicToneDogg (currently exhibiting at the Hero Complex Gallery in Los Angeles). Many congratulations and huge thanks to TrevDxB for winning this and as we understand, it now resides in Dubai!

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A number of raffle prizes made their way back to be auctioned off as people couldn’t get them home, so thanks to Kainelor and Antony for making wonderful donations and winning these.

Matt & Daren also auctioned a unique experience of a ‘Home Invasion’ where they will travel to the winners house and record a very special podcast in the near future – Well done and massive thanks to Tai and Princ3 for winning this….we’re pretty sure Matt & Daren are house trained!

MLGXFistaThe evening came to a close with an appearance from that renowned World of Tanks aficionado, General Fista, who had produced a very special (and memorable) recruitment film for MantisMatt! Earlier on in the evening the Midlife Gamer World Of Tanks clan, fronted by Rohan (Princ3) made a very special presentation to Uncle Fista of a replica George Cross for his services to the community, which he was very humbled by.

Every penny collected on the night, from the quiz entry fees, raffle tickets and auctions has been donated to the Just Giving page for GamesAid (www.justgiving.com/mlgxmmxiv ) with an astounding £1,950 being raised by the utterly selfless Midlife Gamer community and friends.

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We could not have done with without you and on behalf of everyone here at Midlife Gamer and GamesAid, we thank you for your support.

You have helped to make an incredible difference. Be very proud of what you have accomplished.

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Activision

Bastion

Bongo the Sane

Codemasters

Deep Silver

Devolver Digital

Elgato

GamepointsNow

Get Games Go

Merchandisemonkey

Guildwars2

Indigo Pearl

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Johnny Atom

Limiteed.com

P2 Games

RetroGT

Ripstone

SCS Soft

SiStevens

Square Enix

Top Thread Clothing

vodo.net

Warner Bros

www.comau.com

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6 Responses to “Midlife Gamer Community raise over £2000 for GamesAid again”
  1. avatar EpicToneDogg says:

    Fucking wow! Gutted I couldn’t be there this year but well done once again on the result. Special love for all involved in organising another memorable event!

  2. avatar Egg Daddy says:

    Was a brilliant event. They get better every year and I have already booked my hotel for next year!

  3. avatar AncientGamer says:

    Fantastic stuff! A brilliant night and a great cause. Thanks to everyone involved in organising the event.

  4. avatar Tai says:

    Looking at my options it`ll be highly unlikely that i can get to both the meetup and the home invation next year. But i will try and hopefully succseed

    2014 was better than i had imagined, hope too met you guys in 2015!
    Stay Safe!!
    Tai

  5. avatar gearyboy says:

    Proud to be a part of this wonderful and caring community :)
    Thanks again to everyone for all their efforts in making the after show party such a great event and for raising that fab total for a worthwhile cause!

  6. avatar Adamski UK says:

    So very proud of eveyone. Worth all the effort.

    The TOTAL amount raised was £1,950.
    Of this, £1,560 in cash was donated directly to the GamesAid Just giving page, which you can see here: https://www.justgiving.com/gamesaid/

    Taking the gift aid too, the totals look like this:

    Midlife Gamer Just Giving page – £390 + £85 Gift Aid
    GamesAid Just Giving page – £1,560 + £390 Gift Aid

    So thats a total of £1,950 + £475 Gift Aid

    WITH Gift Aid £2,425

    Just Giving charge a 5% fee and Braclaycard charge 1.3% in fees.
    This money (around £30 in this case) is taken from the Gift Aid.

    So, from the MLGX 2014 Party, Games Aid will recieve £2,395.

    YOU ARE AWESOME!

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