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Major gaming auction heralds SpecialEffect's One Special Day

An Ebay auction of unique experiences and rare and collectible video game items will run from 14-24 September as a major part of SpecialEffect’s One Special Day fundraising initiative. 

Generously donated by supporters from the games industry, the experiences and items will boost funds to help SpecialEffect meet the rising demand for their services as more people with disabilities look to enjoy the fun and inclusion of video games.

Among the experiences and items donated is the opportunity to be a Newgen manager in Sports Interactive’s Football Manager 2018, a Warhammer ‘beat the dev’ livestream experience at Creative Assembly’s HQ along with a hamper of rare goodies, special edition Sea of Thieves football shirts from Microsoft’s RARE studio and a ‘megalot’ of unique Double Fine goods donated by games industry legend and SpecialEffect Vice President Tim Schafer.

A fuller listing of items in the One Special Day tenth anniversary auction can be found at http://www.onespecialday.org.uk/ ;

One Special Day itself will take place on 29 September. 

“The response from the games industry to the One Special Day has been astounding,” said Dr Mick Donegan, founder and CEO of SpecialEffect. 

“The levels of generosity from the dozens of participating companies has been incredible. They’ll be helping us to celebrate ten years assistance to people with disabilities by donating 100% of their day’s profits, donating titles to a special Humble sale and staging fundraising events and streams.”

Miles Jacobson, who donated the opportunity to be a Newgen manager in Football Manager 2017 said, “Sports Interactive are long term supporters of SpecialEffect and their mission to bring gaming to all regardless of their disability. I’m also very proud to be a Vice President of the charity and am a big admirer of the work Dr Mick and his team do to help people. We are delighted to donate the chance to be in our next Football Manager title as an auction lot and support One Special Day and SpecialEffect.”

More information about the One Special Day can be found at http://www.onespecialday.org.uk

For details on how your company can get involved, contact Nick Streeter on +44 (0)1608 810055 or at nick@specialeffect.org.uk or look for the #OneSpecialDay hashtag across social media.


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