UK Games Expo Supporting Charity
UK Games Expo supports charity. We do this by direct donations to three charities.
Each year UKGE asks the three large cosplay groups that attend to choose a charity each to become the official charities that UKGE will support.
The three Cosplay Groups who decide our Chartity support are:
The Thanet Cosplayers.
We will announce the three chosen charities soon.
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.
There are plans for a 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 three charities. These proceeds are declared by UKGE in our company returns. In 2015 we gave over £4200 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 3 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.