£100,000 montage

YOU DID IT!!! You’ve smashed the GameBlast19 target of £100,000! Please take a moment to watch this message from our CEO Dr Mick Donegan. You wouldn’t believe just how awestruck we are and grateful to everyone who’s given up their valuable time, energy, sleep and money towards this years’ event....

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Joe’s GameBlasting to win

“It’s life-changing, and my way of giving something back.” Joe, a young man with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is looking forward to powering through his 12-hour video GameBlast marathon this weekend despite his very limited physical abilities. Although he can’t use a standard games controller or keyboard, he can still enjoy...

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GAME stream details!

GAME staff in the GB18 livestream

GAME will be supporting Gameblast once again, with hundreds of people across stores, head office and Belong getting involved. “With our purpose to fuel the passion for gaming, and one of our core values being Live to Play, SpecialEffect’s fantastic work is very close to our hearts, and for us,...

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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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