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GamesAid charity vote open

Public asked to choose 5 charities to receive 2011's funds

Industry charity GamesAid has opened 2011's voting in the ballot that allows members to choose the charities that will receive shares of the year's funds.

Five charities will be selected from the shortlist, each receiving a share of this years fundraising, up to a maximum of £20,000 per charity.

Any excess funds will go to the next highest voted charity.

Some of the nominated charities include Action For Kids, which provides wheelchairs and equipment for disabled children, Lifelites, which uses technology to help children in hospices play and learn, and Special Effect, which finds ways to adapt videogames to enable those with severe disabilities to enjoy and benefit from games.

Voting closes October 21, and those who want to be involved should head for the Members Area of the GamesAid site. Membership of the site is free.

GamesAid was founded in 2008, and acts at a hub to distribute funds raised to registered charities helping children and teenagers in the UK.

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Rachel Weber: Rachel Weber has been with GamesIndustry since 2011 and specialises in news-writing and investigative journalism. She has more than five years of consumer experience, having previously worked for Future Publishing in the UK.