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Computer and Videogames Industry Annual Fundraiser Announced For 2005

Friday 29th July 2005/... Details of the annual computer and video games industry dinner, The InDin 2005 have been announced by the Entertainment Software Charity. The dinner will take place this year on Thursday 1st December at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London.

Last year the InDin played host to over 350 key games industry personnel and raised £60,000 for the charity on the night. This money will go towards the many youth projects that are supported by the charity including Whizz Kidz, the Ace Centre for Learning and of course the funding of the new Paddington Academy, sponsored by the ESC as part of the Governments Academies initiative.

ESC CEO, Mark Strachan commented, " InDin 2004 was a great evening with over 350 of the industry's movers and shakers coming together to celebrate all that is good about the games industry. I would urge everyone to make a note of this year's date in their diary and to book early as I am sure the event will be oversubscribed once again."

Traditionally an awards presentation and annual celebration for the industry the event has been held as a fundraiser for the last 20 years. To ensure that it is an enjoyable as well as informative evening for all a steering committee has been appointed to discuss the format and inject some fresh ideas. ESC Trustees Mark Strachan, Rod Cousens, Roger Bennett, Paul Gardner and Greg Ingham will be joined by Nintendo's David Yarnton, Andy Payne of Mastertronic and Kathryn Humphrey of Barrington Harvey.

Table bookings and sponsorship enquiries should be directed to Kathryn Humphrey on 01462 456780 or Kathryn@bhpr.co.uk

About the ESC:

Founded in 2000, the Entertainment Software Charity was created to use the popularity of gaming to help give back to those less fortunate. The not-for-profit charity was established by prominent members of the gaming community to create a dedicated initiative programme to advance young people through play, training and education.

The entertainment software charity works with hardware vendors, developers, software publishers, magazine publishers, retailers, distributors and logistics providers, all of whom give their time, input, resources and intellectual properties to help support charities committed to improving the future of young people. The charity is also committed to providing funding for individual schools across the UK in association with the Government's Specialist Schools and Academies initiatives and has pledged £1.5m to build a new Academy in Paddington, London.

MEDIA:

For further information regarding bookings and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

KATHRYN HUMPHREY

BARRINGTON HARVEY

Tel: 01462 456780

Fax: 01462 456781

Email: kathryn@bhpr.co.uk

MARK STRACHAN

ESC

Tel: 01458 270204

Email: mark@strachans.org

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