UK Games Expo Supporting Charity

UK Games Expo supports charity. We do this by direct donations to our chosen charities.

This year we are supporting

Samaritans

http://www.samaritans.org/

and

Children with cancer fund

http://www.childrenwithcancerfund.org.uk/

Our sources of charity donations comes from these routes:

The profit from the Bring and Buy (we charge a commission on items sold on the bring and buy).

The commision on the Maths Trade Run by Playtest.

The Charity Auction each day.

Cosplayers may also collect via buckets on the fronts of daleks etc. from space we will allocate them.

All these donations will be given to these charities. These proceeds are declared by UKGE in our company returns. In 2016 we gave over £6500 to charity.

We sometimes get approached by Charities wanting to set up a stand at the Expo. We usually decline such approaches. Why?

Our best way to help charities is to be focused and support 2 defined charities via the above routes. If the hall has loads of stalls for this charity and that charity vistors can easily become annoyed and develop “charity fatigue”.

Often Charities sell materials utterly unrelated to Games and game related products. Our policy on trade stands is that we are a games convention and that we book stands for companies selling games and products related to games and the games genres.