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Midlife Gamer Charity Auction Prize Drive

August 28th, 2014 by

On the 27th September Midlife Gamer will hold their annual charity event. Read on to find out why we do it, and how you could help make this the best event we’ve held yet.

  • What is GamesAid?

GamesAid is a UK based video games charity (Registered UK Charity  # 1081706) which acts as an umbrella to support a number of smaller charities who help disadvantaged and disabled children and young people.

The charities supported by GamesAid are most likely to be small-to-medium sized, rather than the better-funded larger ones.

  • How does the Midlife Gamer community help?

For the last 4 years we have organised a free event during the annual Eurogamer event for community members, their friends, and anyone else to attend. The centrepiece of the night is our charity auction, and raffle, with all proceeds going to GamesAid. To date, the generosity of the Midlife Gamer community has raised over £7,500.

This year our event is being held at Riley’s Sports Bar in Victoria, who have very kindly donated their venue to us free of charge, waiving their usual £1,400 fee.


  • What are we looking for?

We are looking for donations to be added into the auction and raffle pool. Anything video game related would be absolutely perfect and hugely appreciated.

Here’s part of our epic prize fund from last year.


  • What will we do in return?

We recognise that without your support, our event wouldn’t be anywhere near as successful, so in return we will give you a special thank you on the long running (six years!) and ever popular podcast, send a thank you tweet via the @MidlifeGamernet feed (let us know the twitter/hashtag you’d like us to shout out). We can also link to your Facebook page via our Midlife Gamer Group. Of course a link on our forums and as always a mention on any press releases we send out after the event.

We can even distribute any flyers for anything you might like us to promote at the party.

If there is anything you wish to donate, or if you would like further details, please contact Adam Edwards, one of the Midlife Gamer community managers, on adamski@midlifegamer.net or our Editor Si Stevens on simon@midlifegamer.net

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