UK Games Expo raises thousands to help Beanstalk support more children with their reading 26 September 2018 This month organisers of the UK Games Expo (UKGE) presented Beanstalk with a generous cheque for almost £10,000 which was raised at this year’s annual gaming event held earlier on in the year in Birmingham. Each year organisers of UKGE choose two charities to benefit from a number of fundraising activities as part of its commitment to supporting worthwhile causes. In total the 2018 UKGE raised an incredible £19,837 which was split between its two chosen charities - Beanstalk and Birmingham Mind. The money was raised through a number of different activities as part of the Expo including a Bring and Buy sale, a Charity Raffle, a Charity Auction and from tickets sold for Live Reading of Deathtrap Dungeon featuring Ian Livingstone and John Robertson. Now in its twelfth year, the UKGE is the largest hobby games convention in the UK. Held at the NEC in Birmingham, the event is a fun event appealing to families and the general public as well as games enthusiasts. “We are overwhelmed by the generosity of the UK Games Expo and its visitors and we want to say a huge thank you for their support which will significantly help us to support more school children that struggle to read and need extra help,” said Gail Washington, Beanstalk Area Manager in the Midlands. “Games are a big part of bringing families together and can have a significant impact on the way we learn and share knowledge, so it’s great to have the support of the industry and the people within it. We really look forward to working together again on future projects to help more children read confidently and be successful in their lives.” For more information about the UKGE visit www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk. If you would like to support Beanstalk either through fundraising or a corporate partnership click through to find out more.