Posted March 20, 2013 by Peter in Events

SpecialEffect take to the pitch for fundraiser


I seem to mention SpecialEffect regularly; in part, it is because I think they do very good work in helping people with disabilities play games; but also in part it has to be because they do a lot of work and it feels there are always new events to mention.

Cue next month’s charity football match, to be played between the Oxford United Legends and the SpecialEffect Allstars (the teams comprising “a host of Oxford United club legends, along with a few surprise guests”). Both tickets to watch and a chance to bid for the captaincy of either team is available on SpecialEffect’s website, with the event also raising money for the Charlotte Nott Trust Fund.

Charlotte contracted meningitis at the age of two; and while she thankfully survived, she lost all four limbs below the joint. The trust fund raises money to help pay for artificial limbs, which as she grows unfortunately tend to need replacing every few months.

SpecialEffect released a video yesterday (linked above), showing some of their work with Charlotte. And if you need an extra incentive to watch (and surely you have enough incentive already?), two of SpecialEffect’s supporters have promised to make special donations if the video reaches the comfortably achievable goal of 1,000 views (272 made at the time of writing).

The match between Oxford United Legends and the SpecialEffect Allstars is planned for April 14th at Oxford City Football Club.


Peter can be described as an old, hairy gamer, a survivor of the console wars of the 1990s, and a part-time MMO addict. He has an especial fondness for retro gaming and observing the progressions in long running gaming series. When scandalously not caught gaming, he can also be found reading comics and fantasy fiction, or practising terrible photography.