This year I am going to be taking part in the ASICS London 10K 2022 for the fourth time in a row to raise money for a charity called SpecialEffect. SpecialEffect is a charity that specialises in providing services and tailored hardware solutions for people with physical disabilities, so that they can interact with, and enjoy different kinds of digital entertainment such as video games. I strongly believe in their mission for greater accessibility, as I believe that video games in particular should be accessible to everyone.
I can confidently attest to how video games have had a profoundly positive impact on my life. They’ve enabled me bond and socialise with others, to express myself creatively, and to enjoy experiences I wouldn’t otherwise have without them. They have also enabled me to make a living for myself — a profession of which I’ve been extremely grateful for.
As an able-bodied person, I’ve taken for granted how freely I’ve been able to enjoy them with few obstacles or limitations. Video games provide an extremely valuable outlet for those who are otherwise limited in what they can do physically.
Find below a picture of me running the London 10K over the past three events.
If you have any spare to change and if you’re feeling generous, then please consider donating to my page.