Will games again!

Will in a wheelchair with his new gaming setup

We’ll always do our best to enable disabled gamers to squeeze the most out of their abilities, and sometimes that means a little help from friends. Frankie and Gill, two of our therapists, visited Will this week. He has Friedreich’s ataxia, a disease that causes his movements to be slow...

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Ultimate Pro Gaming are Blasting!

UPG Logo

The Ultimate Pro Gaming team, lead by SpecialEffect Ambassador David Ravenhill, will be taking on their third and most ambitious GameBlast yet – a 24-hour live stream for GameBlast19 playing over 20 different games, including Kingdom Hearts 3, Anthem, Minecraft, Resident Evil 2 Remake and Read Dead Redemption 2! This...

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What does my support buy?

Screenshot of our shopping list

What exactly does a £10 donation buy? It’s a tricky one for us to nail down because everyone we help has different aspirations, needs and abilities, but there’s a basic shopping list on the downloadable Max out your Stream! guide on the Resources page. Rest assured that over 90% of...

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RuneScape communities unite for GameBlast19

Screenshot of the stream schedule

The United Communities of RuneScape, a group bought together by SpecialEffect Ambassador Tracy Wise, will be staging a series of back-to-back livestreams across the whole GameBlast19 weekend. The relationship between RuneScape and GameBlast goes back to the very beginning of the event in 2014, with players raising £100,000s over the...

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The hoodies are landing!

SE GameBlast team wearing the hoodies

Our #GameBlast19 hoodies have arrived and they’re straight out of the bags and on the bods. Here’s Tom, Becky and Mark feeling the threadjoy! Huge thanks to the wonderful team at Insert Coin Clothing, not only supplying these but for conjuring up the branding all those years ago. We love...

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Look who’s back!

The Finstock GameBlasters

We’ve really been inspired by all your touching messages of support and some great fundraising pages, including many from die-hard Blasters, so we’d like to share a couple with you. First up there’s Chris Owen and his band of merry gamers, who are back with one of our favourite non-streaming...

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It’s the first GB19 Podcast!

Becky and Pat on the Twitch stream

What makes a good GameBlast livestream? Great games, witty banter – or just good ventilation? Becky talks to GameBlaster Pat Frost, with heckling from Mark, in the first of a series of GameBlast themed podcasts leading up the GameBlast weekend. Download the GameBlast for Beginners podcast from Spotify here: http://spoti.fi/2syIeZm...

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Sign up for GameBlast19!

GameBlast Picture Montage

It’s back!!! Go on, unleash the inner charity gamer within you and sign up now. We can’t wait to welcome Blasters old and new for the sixth GameBlast. Your generosity has raised over £700,000 in the last five years and you’ve helped so many hundreds of people to rediscover the...

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