British gaming charity Get-Well Gamers UK announced that it has received a large donation (pictured) of video games and video game consoles from UK games developer Mediatonic. The charity said that it was surprised and stunned (in a good way) by the generosity of Mediatonic – and obviously they were grateful for it.
Get-Well Gamers UK collects electronic entertainment software and devices and distributes them to young people in hospitals. The game developer had held an internal donation drive, encouraging employees to donate their unwanted games and consoles. The collection included a number of seventh-generation consoles and handhelds, including an Xbox 360, a Nintendo Wii and two PSPs. The charity and Mediatonic are now planning to make a joint visit to a London-based hospital to donate the goods.
"We have been blown away by Mediatonic’s amazing effort," said Get-Well Gamers UK Director James Stewart. "This is the first official donation that we have received and it was beyond anything that we had imagined. The scale of this donation means that we can now accelerate our plans and reach out to more hospitals and young people faster than we previously planned."
"We are incredibly grateful for the effort and are looking forward to visiting a hospital with Mediatonic to make an official joint donation," he added.
"When we first heard about Get-Well Gamers UK we knew it was a charity we would love to work with," Mediatonic Ltd. co-founder Paul Croft said. "The opportunity to donate our old games and consoles to such a good cause was very exciting for us and we’re thrilled to be involved with the charity’s first donation."
If you'd like to help out Get-Well Gamers UK, you can get started by visiting www.getwellgamers.org.uk to learn more about the great work they do.