The Group has raised thousands of pounds over the last 12 months for all three charities. Fundraising events including GameBlast, One Special Day and Sumo’s very own One Button Game Jam were held for SpecialEffect, with 2023 marking the 12th year that Sumo will support the charity. This ongoing partnership has seen Sumo raise vital funds and awareness for the charity, which transforms the lives of physically disabled gamers.
Sumo also renews its partnership with Solving Kids’ Cancer, having taken part in events such as Brand’s Hatch Cyclothon, and the Royal Half Parks Marathon for the charity, as well as supporting them with their Care & Connect packages. The Group’s third charity GamesAid, supports five charities that help disadvantaged young people across the UK, through individual and philanthropic giving.
In addition to this trio of charities, Sumo Group’s businesses - Sumo Digital (and its 16 studios), Auroch Digital and Secret Mode - each select a charity based in or around their local area. This gives the studios an opportunity to make a difference within their communities and inspires their teams to take part in fundraising and use volunteer days with the charities. This year, Auroch Digital will be supporting The Bristol Sunflower Ward and Secret Mode will support Whale and Dolphin Conservation, and all of Sumo Digital studios’ charities can be found here.
Carl Cavers, CEO at Sumo Group, said: “Sumo is delighted to be able to make a difference to peoples’ lives through fundraising and believe that games do have the power to change lives. I’m proud of the efforts our people have made, running, swimming, cycling or volunteering, over the last 12 months.
“Our charity partners allow us to get together as a team, do good and have fun all while raising vital funds and awareness for their causes – all of which are close to our hearts.”